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In North Dakota Oil And Gas Related Employment Makes Up 28 Percent Of Wages

In North Dakota Oil And Gas Related Employment Makes Up 28 Percent Of Wages

As Bismarck Tribune reporter Nick Smith writes, lawmakers were given a comprehensive report yesterday detailing the oil and gas industry’s impacts on jobs in North Dakota. Not surprisingly, the impact is profound. The full report is below, but what caught my eye the most was the map above. It details, by county, the percentage of employment

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North Dakota Has Least Number Of People With Debt In Collections

According to this study from the Urban Institute, one in three Americans are being sought by debt collectors. That’s an astonishing number. Mortgage debt was excluded from the study, which included things like credit cards, car loans, medical bills, child support, and parking tickets. The average debt being sought is about $5,200. Not surprisingly, though,

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North Dakota Town Has Nearly 3 Job Openings For Every Worker Looking: “It’s A Wage Earners Market”

How is it that Walmart is paying over $17 per hour for cashiers in Williston? Why is the “effective” minimum wage in Dickinson over $14 per hour? Maybe it’s because North Dakota’s booming economy has ramped up demand for workers, the supply of which simply hasn’t caught up. Case in point, Devils Lake area –

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Cold Weather Caused The Economy To Collapse, Whither The Global Warming Now?

According to our friends on the left, the world is on a dangerous warming trend that will end in catastrophe. They tell us that a “scientific consensus” has reached this conclusion, and anyone disagreeing is a “denier” worth of scorn and derision. Just last year National Geographic had on its cover an image of the

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David Flynn: Federal “Beige Book” Shows Problems In The Agriculture Sector

For those that do not know, “beige book” is the name of the Fed’s regional condition summary (available here). The Ninth District summary (which includes North Dakota) concludes that economic performance is mixed. Strength came from manufacturing, energy and mining, consumers, and a few others. The weaker sectors included construction, farming and real estate. Now that summary

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North Dakota Has The Lowest Jobless Rate In The Nation For the 64th Consecutive Month

“Job Service North Dakota reported that labor statistics released today show North Dakota’s April not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.6 percent,” reads a press release from Job Service (see below). “The rate fell 0.6 percentage points from prior month (March 3.2 percent), and was also lower than a year ago (3.1 percent).” Here’s last month’s

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From The Left: Four Things Republicans Won’t Tell You About The Unemployment Numbers

Last week, the Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate has sank to 6.3%, its lowest level since September 2008. Now let’s all be clear, 6.3% unemployment is still way too high. However, rather than get to work on promoting policy that will help to lower that number, Republican’s resorted to their well-established talking point

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