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Grand Forks, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 49,500 jobs in Grand Forks, North Dakota in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 49,298 employed persons for the month. Grand Forks lost 5,300 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,060 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Forks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 49,500 -5,300 -5,600
CPS 49,298 -3,060 -2,953

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 57,200. Since then 7,700 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,586 for Grand Forks in January 2017. 5,288 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 49,500 -5,300 49,298 -3,060
March 2020 54,800 -200 52,358 -43
February 2020 55,000 -400 52,401 5
January 2020 55,400 100 52,396 84
December 2019 55,300 200 52,312 -15
November 2019 55,100 400 52,327 -16
October 2019 54,700 -300 52,343 -14
September 2019 55,000 -100 52,357 -6
August 2019 55,100 0 52,363 9
July 2019 55,100 100 52,354 28
June 2019 55,000 -200 52,326 39
May 2019 55,200 100 52,287 36