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Grand Forks, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 55,100 jobs in Grand Forks, North Dakota in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,992 employed persons for the month. Grand Forks lost 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 28 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Forks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,100 -100 -900
CPS 52,992 +28 -159

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 2,000 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,618 for Grand Forks in January 2017. 1,626 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks since then according to the household survey. From a October 2018 low of 52,775, Grand Forks has added 217 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 55,100 -100 52,992 28
June 2019 55,200 -500 52,964 38
May 2019 55,700 100 52,926 33
April 2019 55,600 100 52,893 45
March 2019 55,500 0 52,848 46
February 2019 55,500 -100 52,802 18
January 2019 55,600 100 52,784 -16
December 2018 55,500 300 52,800 22
November 2018 55,200 -100 52,778 3
October 2018 55,300 -400 52,775 -84
September 2018 55,700 100 52,859 -131
August 2018 55,600 -400 52,990 -161