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Bismarck, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 73,600 jobs in Bismarck, North Dakota in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 66,546 employed persons for the month. Bismarck added 100 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 207 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bismarck job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,600 +100 +900
CPS 66,546 +207 -1,024

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 1,300 jobs have been lost in Bismarck according to the employer survey. From a trough of 72,300 in January 2018, Bismarck has gained 1,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,476 for Bismarck in March 2017. 1,930 jobs have been lost in Bismarck since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 66,062, Bismarck has added 484 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Bismarck, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 73,600 100 66,546 207
November 2018 73,500 100 66,339 175
October 2018 73,400 100 66,164 102
September 2018 73,300 200 66,062 -177
August 2018 73,100 -100 66,239 -187
July 2018 73,200 100 66,426 -432
June 2018 73,100 200 66,858 -135
May 2018 72,900 400 66,993 -354
April 2018 72,500 0 67,347 -565
March 2018 72,500 0 67,912 -109
February 2018 72,500 200 68,021 153
January 2018 72,300 -400 67,868 298