Department of Numbers

North Dakota Job Growth

There were 425,100 jobs in North Dakota in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 402,694 employed persons for the month. North Dakota added 1,400 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 65 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 425,100 +1,400 -6,800
CPS 402,694 +65 -1,045

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 468,400. Since then 43,300 jobs have been lost in North Dakota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 423,700 in January 2018, North Dakota has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in North Dakota reached a maximum of 406,509 in November 2014. 3,815 jobs have been lost in North Dakota since then according to the household survey. From a February 2016 low of 400,755, North Dakota has added 1,939 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 425,100 1,400 402,694 65
January 2018 423,700 -2,500 402,629 -39
December 2017 426,200 -800 402,668 52
November 2017 427,000 -2,800 402,616 -109
October 2017 429,800 -200 402,725 -450
September 2017 430,000 -700 403,175 -561
August 2017 430,700 -700 403,736 -571
July 2017 431,400 -1,000 404,307 -345
June 2017 432,400 100 404,652 -89
May 2017 432,300 -1,200 404,741 150
April 2017 433,500 1,300 404,591 358
March 2017 432,200 300 404,233 494