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Grand Forks, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 51,200 jobs in Grand Forks, North Dakota in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 50,606 employed persons for the month. Grand Forks lost 0 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 107 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Forks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,200 0 +900
CPS 50,606 +107 +358

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 6,000 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 46,300 in April 2020, Grand Forks has gained 4,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,510 for Grand Forks in March 2017. 3,904 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 47,847, Grand Forks has added 2,759 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 51,200 0 50,606 107
June 2021 51,200 -200 50,499 77
May 2021 51,400 100 50,422 189
April 2021 51,300 200 50,233 211
March 2021 51,100 100 50,022 253
February 2021 51,000 900 49,769 1,084
January 2021 50,100 -100 48,685 -2,243
December 2020 50,200 -300 50,928 109
November 2020 50,500 -500 50,819 101
October 2020 51,000 -100 50,718 61
September 2020 51,100 300 50,657 133
August 2020 50,800 500 50,524 276