Overall unemployment rate moved down to 1.8% with the biggest shift in Construction, Mining, which gained 300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Grand Forks, ND-MN market rose by 185 jobs in May and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 30 bps to 1.8%. The national unemployment rate increased by 4 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • Grand Forks, ND-MN unemployment rate is 158 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 140 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in May versus prior month by 3.5% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Grand Forks, ND-MN Unemployment May 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.6% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 13,000; -100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 10,200; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 9,100; -100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 5,700; +100
  • Manufacturing: 4,100; no change
  • Business Services: 4,000; +100
  • Construction, Mining: 3,100; +300
  • Other Jobs: 1,800; no change
  • Financial Services: 1,600; no change
  • IT & Development: 500; no change
Grand Forks, ND-MN Unemployment by Industry May 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through May 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 29, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.