Fargo, North Dakota Job Growth
There were 140,800 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 136,434 employed persons for the month. Fargo lost 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 187 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fargo job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 February 2020 at 146,600. Since then 5,800 jobs have been lost in Fargo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 128,500 in April 2020, Fargo has gained 12,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 139,255 for Fargo in December 2020. 2,821 jobs have been lost in Fargo since then according to the household survey. From a January 2021 low of 136,247, Fargo has added 187 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Fargo, North Dakota Employment History