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North Dakota Employment Analysis

( Data Date : July 2019 )

North Dakota Employment Data

Located in the Great Plains of the Midwest, the Peace Garden State’s economy has been driven by energy exploration in the Bakken Shale formation, heavy reliance upon agricultural commodities such as wheat, and proximity to Canada. North Dakota has recently shown pressures of lower oil prices, and job gains pace is at five-year low. Economic growth is dependent upon creating economic drivers outside energy and agriculture, and enhancing transportation and utility infrastructure to accommodate energy industry growth. (Source: North Dakota Legislative Budget)

State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

North Dakota Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, North Dakota unemployment rate in July 2019 was lower by 1.4% than the U.S. rate of 3.7%.

  • Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.