Department of Numbers

North Dakota Job Growth

There were 425,500 jobs in North Dakota in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 399,538 employed persons for the month. North Dakota lost 0 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,292 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 425,500 0 +10,300
CPS 399,538 +1,292 +9,739

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 43,400 jobs have been lost in North Dakota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 386,900 in April 2020, North Dakota has gained 38,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in North Dakota reached a maximum of 406,697 in May 2017. 7,159 jobs have been lost in North Dakota since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 380,877, North Dakota has added 18,661 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 425,500 0 399,538 1,292
March 2022 425,500 -700 398,246 858
February 2022 426,200 1,300 397,388 1,752
January 2022 424,900 1,700 395,636 2,089
December 2021 423,200 -400 393,547 -27
November 2021 423,600 3,200 393,574 183
October 2021 420,400 2,800 393,391 981
September 2021 417,600 -200 392,410 761
August 2021 417,800 100 391,649 677
July 2021 417,700 2,100 390,972 427
June 2021 415,600 700 390,545 353
May 2021 414,900 -300 390,192 393