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Grand Forks, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 55,400 jobs in Grand Forks, North Dakota in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,205 employed persons for the month. Grand Forks lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 197 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Forks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,400 -200 -800
CPS 53,205 -197 -1,471

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks, North Dakota

CES employment for Grand Forks peaked in April 2016 at 57,100. Since then 1,700 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,200 in November 2018, Grand Forks has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,846 for Grand Forks in February 2017. 1,641 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 55,400 -200 53,205 -197
January 2019 55,600 100 53,402 -359
December 2018 55,500 300 53,761 -4
November 2018 55,200 -100 53,765 -19
October 2018 55,300 -400 53,784 -103
September 2018 55,700 100 53,887 -283
August 2018 55,600 -400 54,170 -377
July 2018 56,000 100 54,547 -195
June 2018 55,900 -100 54,742 -8
May 2018 56,000 -100 54,750 134
April 2018 56,100 0 54,616 -108
March 2018 56,100 -100 54,724 48