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Bismarck, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 72,500 jobs in Bismarck, North Dakota in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 66,079 employed persons for the month. Bismarck lost 200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 86 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bismarck job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,500 -200 +100
CPS 66,079 -86 +607

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 74,900. Since then 2,400 jobs have been lost in Bismarck according to the employer survey. From a trough of 71,400 in April 2018, Bismarck has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,113 for Bismarck in January 2017. 2,034 jobs have been lost in Bismarck since then according to the household survey. From a October 2018 low of 65,436, Bismarck has added 643 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Bismarck, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 72,500 -200 66,079 -86
June 2019 72,700 100 66,165 -25
May 2019 72,600 100 66,190 59
April 2019 72,500 200 66,131 133
March 2019 72,300 100 65,998 175
February 2019 72,200 -300 65,823 204
January 2019 72,500 100 65,619 177
December 2018 72,400 300 65,442 6
November 2018 72,100 0 65,436 0
October 2018 72,100 -100 65,436 -6
September 2018 72,200 -100 65,442 -5
August 2018 72,300 -100 65,447 -25