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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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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