Labor Market

Fargo Moorhead’s labor market epitomizes the Midwestern work ethic. Local employers enjoy a stable base of employees with high productivity, low turnover and low absenteeism.

  • Total MSA population of approximately 230,000
  • Total MSA workforce of approximately 139,000

 

 

Local, State and National Labor Market
Labor Force
Employed Persons
Unemployment Rate
Fargo Moorhead MSA 135,299 132,521 2.1%
North Dakota 401,330 392,304 2.2%
Minnesota 3,072,947 3,004,624 2.2%
United States 161,958,000 156,191,000 3.6%

Source: Job Service N.D., Minn. DEED – September 2018

 

Cass, Clay and Surrounding Counties
Labor Force
Employed Persons
Unemployment Rate
Becker, Minn. 18,913 18,499 2.2%
Clay, Minn. 35,815 35,052 2.1%
Norman, Minn. 3,211 3,112 3.1%
Wilkin, Minn. 3,549 3,463 2.4%
Barnes, N.D. 5,192 5,082 2.1%
Cass, N.D. 99,484 97,469 2.0%
Griggs, N.D. 1,088 1,065 2.1%
Ransom, N.D. 2,801 2,750 1.8%
Richland, N.D. 8,608 8,383 2.6%
Steele, N.D. 1,089 1,070 1.7%
Traill, N.D. 4,573 4,475 2.1%
Total 184,323 180,420

Source: Job Service N.D., Minn. DEED – September 2018