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Bismarck, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 73,200 jobs in Bismarck, North Dakota in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 66,368 employed persons for the month. Bismarck added 100 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 234 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bismarck job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 73,200 +100 +200
CPS 66,368 +234 +749

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 2,000 jobs have been lost in Bismarck according to the employer survey. From a trough of 72,000 in April 2018, Bismarck has gained 1,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 68,113 for Bismarck in January 2017. 1,745 jobs have been lost in Bismarck since then according to the household survey. From a October 2018 low of 65,436, Bismarck has added 932 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Bismarck, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 73,200 100 66,368 234
December 2019 73,100 100 66,134 46
November 2019 73,000 200 66,088 91
October 2019 72,800 100 65,997 9
September 2019 72,700 -400 65,988 6
August 2019 73,100 200 65,982 -77
July 2019 72,900 0 66,059 -106
June 2019 72,900 100 66,165 -25
May 2019 72,800 -200 66,190 59
April 2019 73,000 200 66,131 133
March 2019 72,800 -100 65,998 175
February 2019 72,900 -100 65,823 204