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Bismarck, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 73,000 jobs in Bismarck, North Dakota in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 69,895 employed persons for the month. Bismarck lost 500 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 96 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bismarck job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,000 -500 +900
CPS 69,895 +96 +1,862

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Bismarck, North Dakota Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Bismarck 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 for Bismarck, North Dakota

CES employment for Bismarck peaked in November 2015 at 75,500. Since then 2,500 jobs have been lost in Bismarck according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,500 in April 2020, Bismarck has gained 7,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Bismarck is at a new high of 69,895.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Bismarck, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 73,000 -500 69,895 96
March 2022 73,500 300 69,799 86
February 2022 73,200 -100 69,713 269
January 2022 73,300 -100 69,444 357
December 2021 73,400 -300 69,087 -10
November 2021 73,700 1,300 69,097 40
October 2021 72,400 100 69,057 164
September 2021 72,300 -100 68,893 193
August 2021 72,400 200 68,700 196
July 2021 72,200 0 68,504 192
June 2021 72,200 0 68,312 147
May 2021 72,200 100 68,165 132