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Employment and Occupational Information in North Dakota



Snapshot of Employment in North Dakota in 2010
355,710
Total Employment
3.80 %
Unemployment Rate
$37,040
Average Annual Salary
  • #1 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #1 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #1 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #1 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #1 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #1 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #1 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #1 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #1 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #1 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #12 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #45 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #48 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

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Total Employment for North Dakota in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for North Dakota in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for North Dakota in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for North Dakota in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in North Dakota in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


North Dakota
United States
Total Employment
355,710
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
2,080
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
0.01 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
66.00 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
74.50 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
3.80 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
3.50 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
4.10 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for North Dakota


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Salary Information for North Dakota
Annual Salary Distribution for North Dakota in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for North Dakota in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for North Dakota in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for North Dakota in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for North Dakota in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


North Dakota
United States
Average Annual Salary
$37,040
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$17.81
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.03 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for North Dakota


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VIEW ALL NORTH DAKOTA OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $85,150
2. Legal Occupations: $64,800
3. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $63,810
4. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $58,200
5. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $53,670
Table 3. Highest Paying North Dakota Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.11 %
2. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: 0.08 %
3. Healthcare Support Occupations: 0.06 %
4. Protective Service Occupations: 0.06 %
5. Community and Social Service Occupations: 0.05 %
Table 4. North Dakota Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 16.30 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 11.00 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 9.21 %
4. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 8.10 %
5. Construction and Extraction Occupations: 6.67 %
Table 5. Popular North Dakota Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 0.22 %
2. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.17 %
3. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: 0.11 %
4. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.07 %
5. Construction and Extraction Occupations: 0.05 %
Table 6. North Dakota Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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North Dakota Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Health care and social assistance: 17.03%
2. Retail trade: 14.75%
3. Accommodation and food services: 10.56%
4. Manufacturing: 9.1%
5. Finance and insurance: 6.28%
Table 7. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Retail trade: 2,475
2. Construction: 2,450
3. Other services (except public administration): 2,303
4. Accommodation and food services: 1,587
5. Health care and social assistance: 1,426
Table 8. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: 136.93
2. Manufacturing: 39.76
3. Health care and social assistance: 36.42
4. Information: 33.41
5. Educational services: 32
Table 9. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: $3,414,196
2. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: $2,252,700
3. Manufacturing: $1,624,516
4. Information: $1,548,684
5. Health care and social assistance: $1,300,627
Table 10. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in North Dakota


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce


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