Department of Numbers

Fargo, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 142,500 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 134,014 employed persons for the month. Fargo added 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 154 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fargo job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 142,500 +100 +700
CPS 134,014 +154 +700

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 in July 2019 is at a new high of 142,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 134,451 for Fargo in June 2017. 437 jobs have been lost in Fargo since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 133,120, Fargo has added 894 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Fargo, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 142,500 100 134,014 154
June 2019 142,400 100 133,860 159
May 2019 142,300 200 133,701 121
April 2019 142,100 200 133,580 121
March 2019 141,900 400 133,459 179
February 2019 141,500 300 133,280 160
January 2019 141,200 -600 133,120 -72
December 2018 141,800 -100 133,192 7
November 2018 141,900 -400 133,185 -11
October 2018 142,300 -100 133,196 -31
September 2018 142,400 100 133,227 -31
August 2018 142,300 500 133,258 -56