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Grand Forks, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 56,200 jobs in Grand Forks, North Dakota in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,743 employed persons for the month. Grand Forks added 300 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 118 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Forks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,200 +300 -700
CPS 54,743 +118 -1,520

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 900 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,800 in October 2017, Grand Forks has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 56,263 for Grand Forks in February 2017. 1,520 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 54,625, Grand Forks has added 118 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 56,200 300 54,743 118
January 2018 55,900 100 54,625 -61
December 2017 55,800 -100 54,686 -168
November 2017 55,900 100 54,854 -136
October 2017 55,800 -600 54,990 -178
September 2017 56,400 -200 55,168 -172
August 2017 56,600 0 55,340 -205
July 2017 56,600 -100 55,545 -148
June 2017 56,700 400 55,693 52
May 2017 56,300 -500 55,641 -233
April 2017 56,800 100 55,874 -253
March 2017 56,700 -200 56,127 -136