Total Labor Force (2018)

402,890

Total Population

760,077

Population Rank Among States

48th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$16,269

Rank Among States

16th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

2.6%

State Workforce Board

North Dakota Workforce Development Council

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North Dakota Job Service

Official State Workforce Agency

ND Workforce Connection

Official State Job Bank

WIOA Funding

Total funding received by North Dakota under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Colleges and universities

North Dakota's Colleges and Universities

Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

North Dakota National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
9.0%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
4.1%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
2.6%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
40.7%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
69.5%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (7.7% North Dakota | 12.0% National)
7.7%
12%
High school (27.1% North Dakota | 27.1% National)
27.1%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (36.2% North Dakota | 28.9% National)
36.2%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (28.9% North Dakota | 32.0% National)
28.9%
32%

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

North Dakota's Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Latest Social Media Updates

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ND's April not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1%, down 0.7% from the prior month. Visit https://t.co/juqLT68eUV for more info. #NDLMI #NDWorkforce https://t.co/k5WJFlRTLs JobServiceND photo

ND's March not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8%, down 0.7% from the prior month. Visit https://t.co/juqLT68eUV for more info. #NDLMI #NDWorkforce https://t.co/7xX99lZ0cr JobServiceND photo

ND's February not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.3%, up 0.3% from the prior month. Visit https://t.co/juqLT68eUV for more info. #NDLMI #NDWorkforce https://t.co/lLGCqSddNL JobServiceND photo

WalletHub recently identified the Happiest Cities in America and you won't believe which state took TWO of the Top 10! (Ok, you will. It's us. North Dakota! Click to learn which two cities and where they placed. https://t.co/L7cFismbhw #NDJobs

ND's January not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.1%, up 0.3% from the prior month. Visit https://t.co/juqLT68eUV for more info. #NDLMI #NDWorkforce https://t.co/Fqw1Jxe3nG JobServiceND photo

North Dakota Department of Commerce


🎨Artist Ra’Chel Alexander has always expressed herself through art and after relocating to Grand Forks she began to understand what it means to put your heart and soul into artwork from being inspired by local artists. https://t.co/AJY0VkJA5J #BeNDLegendary

Having a passion for design, led Mollie Shulz to turn a hobby into a business in response to COVID-19 #BeNDLegendary https://t.co/tXaUgdBkOk

For ✌ years in a row, North Dakota has won the title of the hardest working state in the nation. #BeNDLegendary https://t.co/BQy4cfuOqL

The @HauntedFort is in competition to be one of the best haunted destinations in the country! Help us take the grand prize by voting once a day! #ExperienceND https://t.co/nuepAmQvPR

Does it get any better than those prairie sunsets? #ExperienceND

📷: K&V Photos 📍 Williston, ND https://t.co/bGDAgB781V
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Have you heard about the Great Western Trail which spanned from the Texas/Mexico border into Canada? By next year you will be able to experience its history from Belfield to Fort Buford near Williston! https://t.co/SePwSRq7f5

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