Bismarck  (CSi)   Job Service North Dakota reported that labor statistics released
Tuesday show North Dakotas December not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1
percent. The unemployment rate fell 0.1 of a percentage point between November and
December 2020. December 2019s rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than the current

Between November and December 2020 unemployment fell by 358, a decrease of 2.1
percent. North Dakota typically sees a moderate increase in unemployment numbers
between November and December. The over-the-year change (December 2019 to December
2020) in the unemployed labor force was 7,471, a gain of 84.4 percent.

The national not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.5 percent.
It was 6.4 percent the prior month and 3.4 percent the prior year.