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Bismarck, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 72,600 jobs in Bismarck, North Dakota in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,016 employed persons for the month. Bismarck added 300 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 53 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bismarck job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 72,600 +300 -1,000
CPS 68,016 +53 -1,055

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 2,300 jobs have been lost in Bismarck according to the employer survey. From a trough of 72,300 in January 2018, Bismarck has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 69,340 for Bismarck in March 2017. 1,324 jobs have been lost in Bismarck since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 67,963, Bismarck has added 53 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Bismarck, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 72,600 300 68,016 53
January 2018 72,300 -400 67,963 -345
December 2017 72,700 100 68,308 -127
November 2017 72,600 0 68,435 185
October 2017 72,600 100 68,250 137
September 2017 72,500 -100 68,113 -81
August 2017 72,600 -400 68,194 54
July 2017 73,000 -400 68,140 -154
June 2017 73,400 -200 68,294 -413
May 2017 73,600 -600 68,707 -312
April 2017 74,200 500 69,019 -321
March 2017 73,700 100 69,340 269