Department of Numbers

North Dakota Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for North Dakota fell 0.0 percentage points in June 2015 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in North Dakota peaked in April 2009 at 4.3% and is now 1.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in November 2013, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also see North Dakota unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% -0.2 -0.8
North Dakota 3.1% 0.0 +0.4

Unemployment Rate: North Dakota, National

North Dakota monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to June 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

North Dakota Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in North Dakota peaked in April 2009 at 15,757. There are now 2,896 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 11,240 in November 2013, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,621. North Dakota job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
North Dakota 12,861 -285 +1,512

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in North Dakota from 1990 to June 2015

North Dakota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Dakota
Unemployment Rate
North Dakota
Unemployed
June 2015 5.3% 3.1% 12,861
May 2015 5.5% 3.1% 13,146
April 2015 5.4% 3.1% 13,017
March 2015 5.5% 3.1% 13,012
February 2015 5.5% 2.9% 12,413
January 2015 5.7% 2.8% 11,945
December 2014 5.6% 2.8% 11,715
November 2014 5.8% 2.8% 11,651
October 2014 5.7% 2.8% 11,582
September 2014 5.9% 2.7% 11,509
August 2014 6.1% 2.7% 11,441
July 2014 6.2% 2.7% 11,384