North Dakota Job Growth
There were 408,300 jobs in North Dakota in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 383,442 employed persons for the month. North Dakota lost 2,000 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,067 (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 60,600 jobs have been lost in North Dakota according to the employer survey. From a trough of 396,500 in April 2020, North Dakota has gained 11,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in North Dakota reached a maximum of 405,688 in November 2014. 22,246 jobs have been lost in North Dakota since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 365,917, North Dakota has added 17,525 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
North Dakota Employment History