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Fargo, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 132,000 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 128,357 employed persons for the month. Fargo lost 14,200 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8,322 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fargo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 132,000 -14,200 -12,700
CPS 128,357 -8,322 -6,513

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 146,700. Since then 14,700 jobs have been lost in Fargo according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 136,679 for Fargo in March 2020. 8,322 jobs have been lost in Fargo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Fargo, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 132,000 -14,200 128,357 -8,322
March 2020 146,200 -500 136,679 178
February 2020 146,700 600 136,501 157
January 2020 146,100 300 136,344 -77
December 2019 145,800 -100 136,421 82
November 2019 145,900 600 136,339 123
October 2019 145,300 200 136,216 162
September 2019 145,100 200 136,054 197
August 2019 144,900 300 135,857 224
July 2019 144,600 -400 135,633 258
June 2019 145,000 -100 135,375 270
May 2019 145,100 400 135,105 235