North Dakota Job Growth
There were 417,000 jobs in North Dakota in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 387,401 employed persons for the month. North Dakota lost 0 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 700 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is North Dakota job growth compared to other states.
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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 51,900 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 31,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in North Dakota reached a maximum of 403,589 in December 2014. 16,188 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 12,491 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
North Dakota Employment History