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Bismarck, North Dakota Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bismarck fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the North Dakota rate. The unemployment rate in Bismarck peaked in April 2020 at 8.2% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bismarck unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
North Dakota 2.8% -0.1 -1.2
Bismarck 2.4% -0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Bismarck, North Dakota, National

Bismarck, North Dakota monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bismarck, North Dakota Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bismarck peaked in April 2020 at 5,679. There are now 3,945 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bismarck employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bismarck, North Dakota) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Bismarck 1,734 -56 -821

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bismarck, North Dakota Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
North Dakota
Unemployment Rate
Bismarck
Unemployment Rate
Bismarck
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.4% 1,734
March
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.5% 1,790
February
2022
3.8% 2.9% 2.6% 1,853
January
2022
4.0% 3.1% 2.8% 1,976
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 2.9% 2,053
November
2021
4.2% 3.1% 2.9% 2,045
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 2.9% 2,051
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 3.0% 2,108
August
2021
5.2% 3.3% 3.1% 2,187
July
2021
5.4% 3.4% 3.2% 2,277
June
2021
5.9% 3.6% 3.4% 2,371

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.