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Bismarck, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 71,900 jobs in Bismarck, North Dakota in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 67,594 employed persons for the month. Bismarck lost 0 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 24 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bismarck job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 71,900 0 +4,700
CPS 67,594 +24 +3,668

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 75,200. Since then 3,300 jobs have been lost in Bismarck according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,000 in April 2020, Bismarck has gained 6,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,085 for Bismarck in April 2017. 491 jobs have been lost in Bismarck since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 62,641, Bismarck has added 4,953 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Bismarck, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 71,900 0 67,594 24
April 2021 71,900 100 67,570 -14
March 2021 71,800 200 67,584 -66
February 2021 71,600 100 67,650 -21
January 2021 71,500 400 67,671 57
December 2020 71,100 200 67,614 106
November 2020 70,900 200 67,508 110
October 2020 70,700 -100 67,398 121
September 2020 70,800 400 67,277 216
August 2020 70,400 800 67,061 374
July 2020 69,600 1,100 66,687 612
June 2020 68,500 1,300 66,075 2,149