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James Kerian: North Dakota Showcases The Power Of Competition

James Kerian: North Dakota Showcases The Power Of Competition

North Dakota’s elected officials like to take credit for our state’s booming economy. Their challengers like to point out that no incumbent every put oil in the ground. Some of North Dakota’s policy makers say that if other states did things our way the country would be in much better shape economically. Others retort that

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David Flynn: North Dakota Continues Stellar Labor Market Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released data on employment and unemployment from the Current Employment Statistics survey. North Dakota was number one in the country with a 4.4% increase in total nonfarm employment from year ago levels. That is 12 consecutive months where the year-over-year percent change was at or above 3%, and something

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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 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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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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