Department of Numbers

North Dakota Job Growth

There were 432,000 jobs in North Dakota in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 398,640 employed persons for the month. North Dakota added 2,600 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 989 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Dakota job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 432,000 +2,600 +14,400
CPS 398,640 -989 +6,230

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 36,900 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 45,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in North Dakota reached a maximum of 406,697 in May 2017. 8,057 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 17,763 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 432,000 2,600 398,640 -989
August 2022 429,400 1,000 399,629 -573
July 2022 428,400 700 400,202 -216
June 2022 427,700 3,000 400,418 283
May 2022 424,700 -400 400,135 602
April 2022 425,100 -400 399,533 1,287
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