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Oil Price Impact: North Dakota Has About 1,500 More Unemployed People Than A Year Ago

Oil Price Impact: North Dakota Has About 1,500 More Unemployed People Than A Year Ago

The latest numbers on North Dakota’s job market are out, and the state has seen a slight decline in the labor market from a year ago, but not as much as you might expect given some of the headlines about falling oil prices. I’m guessing most states in the nation would like to have a

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North Dakota Unemployment Rate Up Slightly, State Gained 15,000 Workers In Last Year

“North Dakota 2.7% Unemployment Will Soar,” was a recent headline from 24/7 Wall Street. “No state has a lower unemployment rate than North Dakota, where it is 2.7%,” the website reported recently. “No state is at a greater risk to have its unemployment rate soar. Low oil prices get the blame.” There’s no question that plunging oil prices are


David Flynn: Three North Dakota Counties Responsible For 50 Percent Of Jobs Increase

So yesterday I looked at how the oil patch core counties (Dunn, McKenzie, Mountrail, Williams) are responsible for over 50% of the employment increase in North Dakota in the last year (posting). I thought I would look at those particular counties again and compare to the state overall. I looked at the percentage change of


North Dakota Has Almost Three Job Openings For Every Unemployed Worker

I wrote about the State of North Dakota’s latest job openings at Watchdog.org today: BISMARCK, N.D. — The latest unemployment figures from North Dakota paint a familiar picture for citizens of the oil-rich state. A rock-bottom unemployment rate, and far more jobs than available workers, have become common themes. “The nation’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate


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