Department of Numbers

Grand Forks, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 54,000 jobs in Grand Forks, North Dakota in March 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,987 employed persons for the month. Grand Forks added 100 jobs in March 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 149 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Forks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 54,000 +100 +1,200
CPS 52,987 +149 +503

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 57,500. Since then 3,500 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 46,700 in April 2020, Grand Forks has gained 7,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,988 for Grand Forks in April 2017. 2,001 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 48,142, Grand Forks has added 4,845 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2023

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2023 54,000 100 52,987 149
February 2023 53,900 100 52,838 102
January 2023 53,800 300 52,736 115
December 2022 53,500 300 52,621 1
November 2022 53,200 100 52,620 -7
October 2022 53,100 400 52,627 -12
September 2022 52,700 -100 52,639 -9
August 2022 52,800 -200 52,648 3
July 2022 53,000 300 52,645 17
June 2022 52,700 0 52,628 32
May 2022 52,700 400 52,596 48
April 2022 52,300 -500 52,548 64