North Dakota Job Growth
There were 417,500 jobs in North Dakota in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 387,373 employed persons for the month. North Dakota added 400 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 173 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Dakota job growth compared to other states.
|Employment Survey||August 2021||Month/Month||Year/Year|
North Dakota Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for North Dakota 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 in North Dakota
CES employment peaked in December 2014 for North Dakota at 468,900. Since then 51,400 jobs have been lost in North Dakota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 386,000 in April 2020, North Dakota has gained 31,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in North Dakota reached a maximum of 403,589 in December 2014. 16,216 jobs have been lost in North Dakota since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 374,910, North Dakota has added 12,463 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
North Dakota Employment History