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A drilling rig operates on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, south of Tioga, N.D. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

North Dakota Employment Grows Slightly Despite Oil Slowdown

North Dakota Employment Grows Slightly Despite Oil Slowdown

With North Dakota’s oil boom fading everyone is watching the state’s economy closely. The slowdown in oil and gas activity has hit the state’s revenues hard, but it can be hard to see too much difference in the state’s labor market. Today North Dakota Job Service issued its most recent jobs report. The state’s seasonally

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David Flynn: Would You Give Up North Dakota’s Economic Highs To Avoid The Lows?

A caller to the radio show last week questioned why the North Dakota economic experience seemed is such stark contrast to the Minnesota situation. (She asked this while almost getting hit by a school bus breaking traffic laws.) There are a couple of reasons for this, one pretty easy to explain on the radio, and the

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North Dakota Still Has More Job Openings Than Unemployed People

According to the November job openings report from North Dakota Job Service (see below), the number of job openings listed in the state is down over 21 percent compared to November last year. “Online job openings totaled 15,901 open and available positions in November 2015,” the report states. “Openings were lower by 4.7 percent (-783)

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How North Dakota’s Unemployment Benefits Doubled Even As The Unemployment Rate Stayed The Same

Earlier today I wrote about a Bureau of Economic Analysis report showing that the amount of unemployment benefits paid out in North Dakota had more than doubled in the last quarter. Yet, even as that’s happening, the state hasn’t seen a spike in the unemployment rate. In fact, according to the September jobs report from

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