North Dakota’s unemployment rate at 2.1% in August

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FARGO — Job Service North Dakota reported that labor statistics released Friday, Sept. 15 show North Dakota’s August non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 2.1 percent. The national rate was 4.5 percent.

North Dakota Non-Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data

Unemployment Rate:

  • August 2016: 2.9 %
  • July 2017: 2.1 %
  • August 2017: 2.1 %

Unemployed:

  • August 2016: 12,150
  • July 2017: 8,771
  • August 2017: 8,953

Employed:

  • August 2016: 411,853
  • July 2017: 416, 404
  • August 2017: 413,552

Labor Force

  • August 2016: 424,003
  • July 2016: 425,175
  • August 2017: 422,505

The nation’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent for August, while Northa Dakota’s was 2.3 percent. According to the news release, the seasonal adjustment process uses a statistical adjustment to accommodate predictable fluctuations between months such as length of daylight and typical winter. Seasonal adjustment allows for comparison between all months of a year.

Seasonally-Adjusted Rates

North Dakota

  • August 2016: 3.1 %
  • July 2017 2.3 %
  • August 2017: 2.3 %

United States

  • August 2016: 4.9 %
  • July 2017: 4.3 %
  • August 2017 4.4 %

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