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Grand Forks, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 57,400 jobs in Grand Forks, North Dakota in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 55,307 employed persons for the month. Grand Forks lost 0 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 238 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Forks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,400 0 -500
CPS 55,307 -238 -98

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Grand Forks as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Grand Forks, North Dakota

CES employment for Grand Forks peaked in January 2017 at 58,400. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,900 in April 2017, Grand Forks has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,263 for Grand Forks in February 2017. 956 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 57,400 0 55,307 -238
July 2017 57,400 -100 55,545 -148
June 2017 57,500 300 55,693 52
May 2017 57,200 300 55,641 -233
April 2017 56,900 -300 55,874 -253
March 2017 57,200 -600 56,127 -136
February 2017 57,800 -600 56,263 32
January 2017 58,400 200 56,231 284
December 2016 58,200 100 55,947 120
November 2016 58,100 0 55,827 125
October 2016 58,100 100 55,702 138
September 2016 58,000 100 55,564 159