North Dakota Job Growth
There were 411,800 jobs in North Dakota in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 385,573 employed persons for the month. North Dakota added 700 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 694 (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 57,100 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 25,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in North Dakota reached a maximum of 403,589 in December 2014. 18,016 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 10,663 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
North Dakota Employment History