Overall unemployment rate moved down to 1.6% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Grand Forks, ND-MN market declined by 544 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 50 bps to 1.6%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Grand Forks, ND-MN unemployment rate is 172 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 80 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 7.1% 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 September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.9% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 11,900; +300
  • Transportation & Utilities: 10,000; -200
  • Education & Healthcare: 9,300; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 6,000; +200
  • Manufacturing: 4,200; +100
  • Business Services: 4,000; no change
Grand Forks, ND-MN Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.