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Fargo, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 144,400 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 142,194 employed persons for the month. Fargo lost 1,200 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 185 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fargo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 144,400 -1,200 +1,400
CPS 142,194 +185 +4,339

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 146,500. Since then 2,100 jobs have been lost in Fargo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 128,800 in April 2020, Fargo has gained 15,599 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2022 for Fargo is at a new high of 142,194.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Fargo, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 144,400 -1,200 142,194 185
February 2022 145,600 0 142,009 622
January 2022 145,600 -300 141,387 742
December 2021 145,900 -200 140,645 -50
November 2021 146,100 1,000 140,695 60
October 2021 145,100 800 140,635 405
September 2021 144,300 100 140,230 539
August 2021 144,200 1,000 139,691 559
July 2021 143,200 100 139,132 495
June 2021 143,100 1,100 138,637 337
May 2021 142,000 -500 138,300 259
April 2021 142,500 -500 138,041 186