North Dakota’s Unemployment Rate 2.7% for April

Job Service North Dakota reported that labor statistics released today show North Dakota’s April not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.7 percent. The rate is 0.7 of a percentage point lower than the prior month, and 0.7 of a percentage point lower than the same period one year ago. The national rate was 4.1 percent.

North Dakota Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data

  April 2017 March 2017 April 2016
Unemployment Rate 2.7% 3.4% 3.4%
Unemployed 11,253 14,264 14,068
Employed 407,516 405,040 399,168
Labor Force 418,769 419,304 413,236

 

 

 

 

 

The nation’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent for the month, lower than the prior month and lower than the same period one year ago. The seasonally adjusted rate for North Dakota was 2.7 percent, lower from the prior month and lower than the same period one year ago. The seasonal adjustment process uses a statistical adjustment to accommodate predictable fluctuations between months such as length of daylight and typical weather. Seasonal adjustment allows for comparison between all months of a year.

Seasonally Adjusted Rates

  April 2017 March 2017 April 2016
North Dakota 2.7% 2.8% 3.3%
United States 4.4% 4.5% 5.0%

Notes:
1.    The unemployment rate is the percentage of people actively seeking work compared to those in the labor force (employed plus unemployed).
2.    Data are subject to revision.
3.    The Job Service North Dakota Labor Market Information Center produced these statistics using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ nationally-required standard methodology.
4.    County and substate areas will be posted on 5-24-2017 to the Labor Market Information website.