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Fargo, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 146,600 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 142,274 employed persons for the month. Fargo lost 200 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 374 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fargo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 146,600 -200 +500
CPS 142,274 -374 +1,579

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Fargo, North Dakota Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Fargo 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 Fargo, North Dakota

CES employment for Fargo peaked in August 2022 at 147,600. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Fargo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 146,500 in September 2022, Fargo has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 143,170 for Fargo in August 2022. 896 jobs have been lost in Fargo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Fargo, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 146,600 -200 142,274 -374
October 2022 146,800 300 142,648 -360
September 2022 146,500 -1,100 143,008 -162
August 2022 147,600 800 143,170 97
July 2022 146,800 800 143,073 44
June 2022 146,000 1,500 143,029 275
May 2022 144,500 -400 142,754 123
April 2022 144,900 400 142,631 415
March 2022 144,500 -1,100 142,216 207
February 2022 145,600 0 142,009 622
January 2022 145,600 -300 141,387 742
December 2021 145,900 -200 140,645 -50