North Dakota Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 395,273 employed workers
  • 9,686 unemployed workers
  • 2.4% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for North Dakota is 436,000, which is -100 less than last month, a decrease of 0.02%. The total employment a year ago was 435,200, which is 800 lower than today. Employment has increased by 0.18% in the last year. Last months' employment total was revised from 436,100 to 436,400. This revision is a change of 0.07% from the preliminary numbers.

The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in North Dakota. There are 92,800 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 93,300 employees last month, a decrease of 500 (0.54%). Last year the sector had 94,300 employees last year, a decrease of 1,500 (1.59%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:


In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 38.1, this was an increase from last month, which averaged 37.8 hours. This represents a change of 0.8%. Average hourly wages for the month were $21.42 per hour, which translates to $816.10 per week. Hourly wages increased over the last month from $21.24 per hour an increase of 0.8%. Weekly wages increased over the last month from $802.87 per week an increase of 1.6%.

A year ago, the average hours worked was 38.5 hourse per week, which is a decrease of 1.0%. Hourly wages have increased over the last year from $19.70 per hour, an increase of 8.7%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $758.45 per week, an increase of 7.6%.

The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate increased in July, 2019 from 2.3% to this months' 2.4%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 2.6%, 0.2% lower today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 404,959, which is 0.1% lower than last months 405,435 and is -0.1% higher than last years 403,702. The total number of unemployed in North Dakota is 9,686 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 9,518 and 10,613 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in North Dakota:

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.