Department of Numbers

Fargo, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 139,800 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 137,307 employed persons for the month. Fargo lost 700 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 297 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fargo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 139,800 -700 -6,100
CPS 137,307 +297 +968

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 6,900 jobs have been lost in Fargo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 131,700 in April 2020, Fargo has gained 8,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2020 for Fargo is at a new high of 137,307.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Fargo, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 139,800 -700 137,307 297
October 2020 140,500 -600 137,010 204
September 2020 141,100 400 136,806 3,252
August 2020 140,700 500 133,554 354
July 2020 140,200 3,800 133,200 410
June 2020 136,400 1,800 132,790 4,468
May 2020 134,600 2,900 128,322 219
April 2020 131,700 -14,500 128,103 -8,576
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