Department of Numbers

North Dakota Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for North Dakota fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.3%. The state unemployment rate was 1.2 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. You can also see North Dakota unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
North Dakota 2.3% -0.2 -1.1

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

Unemployment Rate: North Dakota, National

North Dakota monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 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 24,925 fewer people unemployed in the state. North Dakota job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
North Dakota 9,586 -549 -4,312

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

North Dakota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Dakota
Unemployment Rate
North Dakota
Unemployed
August 2022 3.7%
July 2022 3.5% 2.3% 9,586
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
December 2021 3.9% 3.1% 12,735
November 2021 4.2% 3.1% 12,767
October 2021 4.6% 3.2% 12,828
September 2021 4.7% 3.2% 13,025