Department of Numbers

North Dakota Job Growth

There were 436,900 jobs in North Dakota in December 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 395,437 employed persons for the month. North Dakota lost 0 jobs in December 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 912 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 436,900 0 +2,300
CPS 395,437 +912 +2,787

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 468,100. Since then 31,200 jobs have been lost in North Dakota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 429,500 in October 2017, North Dakota has gained 7,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in North Dakota reached a maximum of 405,688 in November 2014. 10,251 jobs have been lost in North Dakota since then according to the household survey. From a October 2018 low of 392,533, North Dakota has added 2,904 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2019

North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2019 436,900 0 395,437 912
November 2019 436,900 1,700 394,525 544
October 2019 435,200 -300 393,981 -41
September 2019 435,500 -1,300 394,022 -520
August 2019 436,800 1,100 394,542 -689
July 2019 435,700 -400 395,231 -686
June 2019 436,100 -400 395,917 -361
May 2019 436,500 1,800 396,278 73
April 2019 434,700 900 396,205 548
March 2019 433,800 -200 395,657 1,023
February 2019 434,000 -1,400 394,634 1,212
January 2019 435,400 800 393,422 772