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Grand Forks, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 52,100 jobs in Grand Forks, North Dakota in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,167 employed persons for the month. Grand Forks lost 500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 45 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Forks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 52,100 -500 -3,000
CPS 52,167 +45 -160

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 5,100 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 49,400 in May 2020, Grand Forks has gained 2,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,586 for Grand Forks in January 2017. 2,419 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 48,603, Grand Forks has added 3,564 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 52,100 -500 52,167 45
October 2020 52,600 600 52,122 862
September 2020 52,000 -400 51,260 165
August 2020 52,400 -400 51,095 -681
July 2020 52,800 1,600 51,776 614
June 2020 51,200 1,800 51,162 2,559
May 2020 49,400 -100 48,603 -680
April 2020 49,500 -5,300 49,283 -3,075
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