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Grand Forks, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 52,700 jobs in Grand Forks, North Dakota in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 52,257 employed persons for the month. Grand Forks lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 221 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Forks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 52,700 -200 +900
CPS 52,257 +221 +1,376

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 57,500. Since then 4,800 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 46,800 in April 2020, Grand Forks has gained 5,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,986 for Grand Forks in May 2017. 2,729 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 48,464, Grand Forks has added 3,793 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 52,700 -200 52,257 221
March 2022 52,900 -100 52,036 230
February 2022 53,000 300 51,806 286
January 2022 52,700 400 51,520 257
December 2021 52,300 200 51,263 -5
November 2021 52,100 0 51,268 -10
October 2021 52,100 200 51,278 10
September 2021 51,900 -200 51,268 36
August 2021 52,100 100 51,232 61
July 2021 52,000 100 51,171 85
June 2021 51,900 600 51,086 96
May 2021 51,300 -500 50,990 109