Department of Numbers

North Dakota Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for North Dakota fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2022 to 2.3%. The state unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in North Dakota peaked in April 2020 at 8.3% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in September 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see North Dakota unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
North Dakota 2.3% 0.0 -0.8

Note: All comparisons are made with November data as December state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: North Dakota, National

North Dakota monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

North Dakota Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in North Dakota peaked in April 2020 at 34,511. There are now 25,253 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 9,109 in September 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 149. North Dakota job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
North Dakota 9,258 +23 -3,509

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in North Dakota from 1990 to November 2022

North Dakota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Dakota
Unemployment Rate
North Dakota
Unemployed
December 2022 3.5%
November 2022 3.6% 2.3% 9,258
October 2022 3.7% 2.3% 9,235
September 2022 3.5% 2.2% 9,109
August 2022 3.7% 2.3% 9,277
July 2022 3.5% 2.3% 9,587
June 2022 3.6% 2.5% 10,135
May 2022 3.6% 2.6% 10,758
April 2022 3.6% 2.8% 11,326
March 2022 3.6% 2.9% 11,715
February 2022 3.8% 2.9% 12,017
January 2022 4.0% 3.1% 12,470