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 134,967 132,379 1.9%
North Dakota 397,379 388,592 2.2%
Minnesota 3,077,123 3,009,428 2.2%
United States 162,665,000 157,015,000 3.5%

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

 

Cass, Clay and Surrounding Counties
Labor Force
Employed Persons
Unemployment Rate
Becker, Minn. 18,804 18,296 2.7%
Clay, Minn. 37,718 35,055 1.9%
Norman, Minn. 3,235 3,133 3.2%
Wilkin, Minn. 3,573 3,495 2.2%
Barnes, N.D. 5,120 5,015 2.1%
Cass, N.D. 99,249 97,324 1.9%
Griggs, N.D. 1,016 993 2.3%
Ransom, N.D. 2,711 2,672 1.4%
Richland, N.D. 8,375 8,188 2.2%
Steele, N.D. 1,049 1,030 1.8%
Traill, N.D. 4,539 4,457 1.8%

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