Department of Numbers

Fargo, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 142,700 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 132,919 employed persons for the month. Fargo added 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 166 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fargo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 142,700 +100 +900
CPS 132,919 -166 -1,934

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 July 2018 at 142,700. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Fargo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 142,600 in August 2018, Fargo has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 136,464 for Fargo in March 2018. 3,545 jobs have been lost in Fargo since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Fargo, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 142,700 100 132,919 -166
September 2018 142,600 0 133,085 -860
August 2018 142,600 -100 133,945 -291
July 2018 142,700 100 134,236 -594
June 2018 142,600 200 134,830 -349
May 2018 142,400 1,000 135,179 -333
April 2018 141,400 -200 135,512 -952
March 2018 141,600 0 136,464 2
February 2018 141,600 500 136,462 638
January 2018 141,100 800 135,824 1,126
December 2017 140,300 -1,100 134,698 -74
November 2017 141,400 -400 134,772 -81