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Fargo, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 141,600 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 133,210 employed persons for the month. Fargo added 400 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 440 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fargo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 141,600 +400 -400
CPS 133,210 +440 -3,252

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 January 2018 at 142,400. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Fargo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 140,900 in April 2018, Fargo has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 136,464 for Fargo in March 2018. 3,254 jobs have been lost in Fargo since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 132,770, Fargo has added 440 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Fargo, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 141,600 400 133,210 440
January 2019 141,200 -600 132,770 -780
December 2018 141,800 -100 133,550 647
November 2018 141,900 -400 132,903 15
October 2018 142,300 -100 132,888 -197
September 2018 142,400 100 133,085 -860
August 2018 142,300 500 133,945 -291
July 2018 141,800 -100 134,236 -594
June 2018 141,900 100 134,830 -349
May 2018 141,800 900 135,179 -333
April 2018 140,900 -1,400 135,512 -952
March 2018 142,300 300 136,464 2