EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES BY INDUSTRY
NEXT UPDATE: June 2018
Employment and wages by industry are compiled using results from quarterly unemployment insurance contribution reports and disseminated through the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program—a near-census count of all the state’s employers and jobs and considered the most accurate source for detailed employment and wage information by industry for the state, its regions and counties. Employers report the number of employees they have on their payroll for each month of a quarter along with total quarterly wage compensation. Annual results are then calculated by averaging employment and wage data from the four quarters of a calendar year. The 2016 employment and wages by industry are the most recent data available.

Employment and wages by industry strictly include workers covered by the unemployment insurance program and exclude both farm and nonfarm self-employed workers, most private household workers, unpaid family workers, railroad workers, student workers, elected officials, most religious organizations (including church-related elementary and secondary schools), and any other entities not covered by unemployment insurance. Wages do include overtime and bonus pay. There is a standard six-month time lag to publication after the end of a calendar year. The data are based on a point-in-time survey and should not be used as a time series. Geographic coverage is limited to statewide, regions, and counties. Employment and wages by industry can be used to determine the economic health of a local area or industry by monitoring job market growth trends, analyzing industry wage patterns, and developing industry projections.

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EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES BY INDUSTRY REPORTS AND DATASETS
Last Update: June 2017 | Update Cycle: Annually


SIZE CLASS EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY REPORTS AND DATASETS
Last Update: June 2017 | Update Cycle: Annually


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • To access the latest or historical North Dakota annual data in an interactive format visit Analyzer:
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