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Bismarck, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 73,400 jobs in Bismarck, North Dakota in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,005 employed persons for the month. Bismarck lost 200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 28 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bismarck job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,400 -200 +1,100
CPS 70,005 +28 +1,112

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 2,100 jobs have been lost in Bismarck according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,500 in April 2020, Bismarck has gained 7,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in September 2022 for Bismarck is at a new high of 70,005.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Bismarck, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 73,400 -200 70,005 28
August 2022 73,600 -200 69,977 53
July 2022 73,800 600 69,924 -15
June 2022 73,200 200 69,939 27
May 2022 73,000 100 69,912 29
April 2022 72,900 -600 69,883 84
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