North Dakota Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Cass County North Dakota, 7,050
County with the Most Employees: Cass County North Dakota, 104,571
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Oliver County North Dakota, $1,581
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Rolette County North Dakota, 8.5%



Adams County North Dakota

Total Businesses1130.4% of state total
Total Employment8240.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$79177.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1412.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare30737.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Insurance agencies and brokerages76.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Offices of physicians182.2% of county employees



Barnes County North Dakota

Total Businesses3851.3% of state total
Total Employment3,5491.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72370.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5815.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade50214.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places184.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2206.2% of county employees



Benson County North Dakota

Total Businesses980.3% of state total
Total Employment4160.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78376.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Wholesale trade2020.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Wholesale trade10024.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Farm supplies merchant wholesalers88.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Grain and field bean merchant wholesalers5813.9% of county employees



Billings County North Dakota

Total Businesses410.1% of state total
Total Employment3090.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66865.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade819.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Transport and warehousing268.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Gift novelty and souvenir stores512.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Other specialized trucking local268.4% of county employees



Bottineau County North Dakota

Total Businesses2700.9% of state total
Total Employment1,8340.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$81279.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction4115.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade28115.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places176.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining1377.5% of county employees



Bowman County North Dakota

Total Businesses1670.6% of state total
Total Employment1,2890.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$80278.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction2213.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare25619.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Beef cattle ranching farming and feedlots74.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places594.6% of county employees



Burke County North Dakota

Total Businesses920.3% of state total
Total Employment4120.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$98396.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction1213.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Wholesale trade6415.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Support activities for mining66.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining327.8% of county employees



Burleigh County North Dakota

Total Businesses3,61712.1% of state total
Total Employment45,62113.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$94992.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction47113.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare10,99524.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1434.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,1099.0% of county employees



Cass County North Dakota

Total Businesses7,05023.6% of state total
Total Employment104,57130.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$93591.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction84912.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare18,35217.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2884.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7,0486.7% of county employees



Cavalier County North Dakota

Total Businesses1520.5% of state total
Total Employment1,1540.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$80178.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2214.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare25522.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Wheat farming95.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Grain and field bean merchant wholesalers857.4% of county employees



Dickey County North Dakota

Total Businesses2450.8% of state total
Total Employment1,5910.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71069.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3514.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade25315.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Corn farming135.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places805.0% of county employees



Divide County North Dakota

Total Businesses1260.4% of state total
Total Employment6390.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$97495.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Transport and warehousing1713.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Transport and warehousing10015.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other specialized trucking local1511.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining558.6% of county employees



Dunn County North Dakota

Total Businesses1940.6% of state total
Total Employment1,6720.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,403137.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Transport and warehousing4020.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction50630.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other specialized trucking local3317.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining28216.9% of county employees



Eddy County North Dakota

Total Businesses780.3% of state total
Total Employment5330.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66765.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction1316.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare19937.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction67.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Grain and field bean merchant wholesalers193.6% of county employees



Emmons County North Dakota

Total Businesses1340.4% of state total
Total Employment7010.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66765.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction2014.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade11015.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Insurance agencies and brokerages64.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Commercial banking405.7% of county employees



Foster County North Dakota

Total Businesses1510.5% of state total
Total Employment1,3980.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$85083.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade2516.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare27719.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Farm supplies merchant wholesalers96.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Farm and garden equip. merchant wholesalers523.7% of county employees



Golden Valley County North Dakota

Total Businesses790.3% of state total
Total Employment4870.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73471.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction1316.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare14730.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Insurance agencies and brokerages56.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Insurance agencies and brokerages153.1% of county employees



Grand Forks County North Dakota

Total Businesses2,1337.1% of state total
Total Employment32,4209.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$82180.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade31214.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare7,06521.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1245.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,1769.8% of county employees



Grant County North Dakota

Total Businesses670.2% of state total
Total Employment4000.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67866.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction913.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare17042.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Wheat farming46.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Grain and field bean merchant wholesalers174.3% of county employees



Griggs County North Dakota

Total Businesses860.3% of state total
Total Employment6560.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71169.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Wholesale trade1214.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare12018.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Wheat farming44.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Commercial banking213.2% of county employees



Hettinger County North Dakota

Total Businesses1090.4% of state total
Total Employment5220.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$86985.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry1412.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Wholesale trade9217.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Wheat farming1311.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Grain and field bean merchant wholesalers428.0% of county employees



Kidder County North Dakota

Total Businesses820.3% of state total
Total Employment4850.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73471.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry1315.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade7816.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Vegetable and melon farming44.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Vegetable and melon farming6914.2% of county employees



LaMoure County North Dakota

Total Businesses1880.6% of state total
Total Employment1,0610.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73371.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Wholesale trade3116.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Wholesale trade26825.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Wheat farming115.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Grain and field bean merchant wholesalers484.5% of county employees



Logan County North Dakota

Total Businesses810.3% of state total
Total Employment4880.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$56154.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction1214.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare14229.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places44.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places357.2% of county employees



McHenry County North Dakota

Total Businesses1510.5% of state total
Total Employment9390.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$86784.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction2516.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Wholesale trade23725.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places74.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places475.0% of county employees



McIntosh County North Dakota

Total Businesses1210.4% of state total
Total Employment8830.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68466.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Wholesale trade1714.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare33838.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Farm and garden equip. merchant wholesalers54.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Farm and garden equip. merchant wholesalers536.0% of county employees



McKenzie County North Dakota

Total Businesses7422.5% of state total
Total Employment7,0822.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,474144.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction17223.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction1,44820.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Support activities for mining9813.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining1,16616.5% of county employees



McLean County North Dakota

Total Businesses3181.1% of state total
Total Employment2,6790.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,168114.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5216.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare35413.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Wheat farming185.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1716.4% of county employees



Mercer County North Dakota

Total Businesses3091.0% of state total
Total Employment4,5951.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,443141.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction7022.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Utilities1,32328.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places165.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Coal mining54211.8% of county employees



Morton County North Dakota

Total Businesses9813.3% of state total
Total Employment9,5162.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$91089.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction17217.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,54716.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places323.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing7407.8% of county employees



Mountrail County North Dakota

Total Businesses5271.8% of state total
Total Employment4,5861.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,355132.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Transport and warehousing10019.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Transport and warehousing71315.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other specialized trucking local8215.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining91119.9% of county employees



Nelson County North Dakota

Total Businesses1350.5% of state total
Total Employment7340.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65864.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry1611.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare25234.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Wheat farming107.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Nursing care facilities skilled nursing17523.8% of county employees



Oliver County North Dakota

Total Businesses490.2% of state total
Total Employment5850.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,581154.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction816.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Construction508.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other specialized trucking long-distance36.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Corn farming00.0% of county employees



Pembina County North Dakota

Total Businesses3401.1% of state total
Total Employment2,7330.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$85183.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry6920.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing63123.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Wheat farming236.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Farm supplies merchant wholesalers1154.2% of county employees



Pierce County North Dakota

Total Businesses1660.6% of state total
Total Employment1,5000.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77175.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction2615.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade18812.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places84.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places845.6% of county employees



Ramsey County North Dakota

Total Businesses4821.6% of state total
Total Employment4,4101.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74472.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade7114.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade94521.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places245.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places45810.4% of county employees



Ransom County North Dakota

Total Businesses2260.8% of state total
Total Employment1,5420.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71670.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare3013.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare33621.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places104.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places986.4% of county employees



Renville County North Dakota

Total Businesses1140.4% of state total
Total Employment4970.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$81980.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Mining and oil extraction1513.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare10320.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Support activities for mining1210.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining214.2% of county employees



Richland County North Dakota

Total Businesses5631.9% of state total
Total Employment5,8331.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$80678.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction7413.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,87732.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places223.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3215.5% of county employees



Rolette County North Dakota

Total Businesses2120.7% of state total
Total Employment1,5710.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$55854.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction4119.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade42226.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Drinking places alcoholic beverages104.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores1227.8% of county employees



Sargent County North Dakota

Total Businesses1300.4% of state total
Total Employment2,6980.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83481.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Wholesale trade1813.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1314.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Farm supplies merchant wholesalers107.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Farm supplies merchant wholesalers501.9% of county employees



Sheridan County North Dakota

Total Businesses350.1% of state total
Total Employment1250.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$53152.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Finance and insurance617.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Other services75.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Other specialized trucking local38.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Other specialized trucking local64.8% of county employees



Sioux County North Dakota

Total Businesses350.1% of state total
Total Employment1630.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$53152.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services617.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services3219.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places411.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores127.4% of county employees



Stark County North Dakota

Total Businesses1,4254.8% of state total
Total Employment16,4454.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,168114.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction22415.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction2,76716.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Support activities for mining845.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining2,33814.2% of county employees



Steele County North Dakota

Total Businesses630.2% of state total
Total Employment4890.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$99497.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry914.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing10321.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Drinking places alcoholic beverages46.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Drinking places alcoholic beverages91.8% of county employees



Stutsman County North Dakota

Total Businesses7922.7% of state total
Total Employment9,2862.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$80478.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction10913.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,56216.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places344.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6256.7% of county employees



Towner County North Dakota

Total Businesses820.3% of state total
Total Employment5820.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$72370.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry911.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry9616.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places56.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Hog and pig farming518.8% of county employees



Traill County North Dakota

Total Businesses3351.1% of state total
Total Employment2,6800.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83581.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry6820.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing39414.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Wheat farming309.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Other specialized trucking local1746.5% of county employees



Walsh County North Dakota

Total Businesses4731.6% of state total
Total Employment3,8851.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74773.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry9019.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing54414.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Vegetable and melon farming326.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Vegetable and melon farming3448.9% of county employees



Ward County North Dakota

Total Businesses2,3297.8% of state total
Total Employment26,1327.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$91889.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction31913.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade5,03519.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1034.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,5129.6% of county employees



Wells County North Dakota

Total Businesses1910.6% of state total
Total Employment1,2680.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66565.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction2412.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Wholesale trade19515.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places157.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places997.8% of county employees



Williams County North Dakota

Total Businesses2,0346.8% of state total
Total Employment24,3837.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,477144.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate1.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction32616.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Mining and oil extraction8,02732.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Support activities for mining21910.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Support activities for mining7,03728.9% of county employees






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