Department of Numbers

Grand Forks, North Dakota Job Growth

There were 56,700 jobs in Grand Forks, North Dakota in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 53,827 employed persons for the month. Grand Forks lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 60 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Grand Forks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,700 -100 +900
CPS 53,827 -60 -609

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 400 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 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,846 for Grand Forks in February 2017. 1,019 jobs have been lost in Grand Forks since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Grand Forks, North Dakota Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 56,700 -100 53,827 -60
September 2018 56,800 0 53,887 -283
August 2018 56,800 100 54,170 -377
July 2018 56,700 -100 54,547 -195
June 2018 56,800 -200 54,742 -8
May 2018 57,000 500 54,750 134
April 2018 56,500 0 54,616 -108
March 2018 56,500 400 54,724 48
February 2018 56,100 200 54,676 144
January 2018 55,900 100 54,532 170
December 2017 55,800 -100 54,362 -26
November 2017 55,900 100 54,388 -48