North Dakota’s Unemployment Rate 2.5% for June

Job Service North Dakota reported that labor statistics released today show North Dakota’s June not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.5 percent. The rate is 0.5 of a percentage point higher than the prior month, and 1.0 percent lower than the same period one year ago. The national rate was 4.5 percent.

North Dakota Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data

  June 2017 May 2017 June 2016
Unemployment Rate 2.5% 2.0% 3.5%
Unemployed 10,675 8,284 14,765
Employed 414,732 409,570 410,421
Labor Force 425,407 417,854 425,186

 

 

 

 

 

The nation’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent for the month, higher than the prior month and lower than the same period one year ago. The seasonally adjusted rate for North Dakota was 2.3 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

  June 2017 May 2017 June 2016
North Dakota 2.3% 2.5% 3.2%
United States 4.4% 4.3% 4.9%

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.