Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks in top ten for cities with lowest unemployment

Lowest unemployment rates Nov. 2012

Bismarck, N.D. 2.6

Fargo, N.D. 3

Lincoln, Neb. 3

Midland, Texas 3

Ames, Iowa 3.1

Lafayette, La. 3.1

Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, La. 3.1

Iowa City, Iowa 3.2

Grand Forks, N.D. 3.4

Odessa, Texas 3.6

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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    How many of the “employed” are on the state and municipal payrolls?