Department of Numbers

Fargo, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 141,400 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 136,722 employed persons for the month. Fargo added 300 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 190 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fargo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 141,400 +300 -100
CPS 136,722 +190 +933

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 2017 at 142,000. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Fargo according to the employer survey. From a trough of 140,300 in December 2017, Fargo has gained 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 137,230 for Fargo in October 2017. 508 jobs have been lost in Fargo since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 136,532, Fargo has added 190 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Fargo, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 141,400 300 136,722 190
January 2018 141,100 800 136,532 -246
December 2017 140,300 -1,100 136,778 -429
November 2017 141,400 -400 137,207 -23
October 2017 141,800 300 137,230 390
September 2017 141,500 -100 136,840 292
August 2017 141,600 200 136,548 524
July 2017 141,400 -400 136,024 158
June 2017 141,800 400 135,866 146
May 2017 141,400 -200 135,720 -395
April 2017 141,600 200 136,115 -210
March 2017 141,400 -100 136,325 536