“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 rate compared to the previous month and a year ago:
Here’s North Dakota compared to the national numbers:
Meanwhile, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, North Dakota again had the lowest jobless rate in the nation, a position the state has claimed for 64 consecutive months now.
Pretty amazing stuff.
Meanwhile, the state has just kicked off an effort called “Find the Good Life in North Dakota,” which aims to attract workers to the state to fill some 25,000 open jobs.