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North Dakota Labor Force Down Almost 7,000 As Unemployment Rate Dips Slightly

North Dakota Labor Force Down Almost 7,000 As Unemployment Rate Dips Slightly

According to the most recent unemployment report from North Dakota Job Service, covering the month of November (see below), the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dip slightly, but so did the number of people working in the state. November of 2015 had about 6,300 workers employed compared to November of 2014, but the labor force in

North Dakota Has Added 22,000 Jobs In The Last Year, Nearly 70,000 Workers In The Last Decade

The latest North Dakota jobs report is out, and there isn’t a lot of news. Once again, the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is under 3 percent (2.7 percent in June 2014 versus 2.9 percent in June 2013). Once again, North Dakota has added a lot of jobs. “Employers reported an estimated 22,000 more jobs when

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City Official: New Protections For Homosexuals Will Make Little Difference

Despite the attention the issue gets, there’s little actual data to suggest that there’s any real problem with housing or employment discrimination against homosexuals. On the issue of housing discrimination specifically, I spoke with then-Labor Commissioner Tony Weiler back in April who told me that complaints over discrimination against homosexuals were not only minimal in

SAB On Television: Democrat Operative Attempts To Explain "War On Women" Rhetoric

Last night I was on Valley News Live’s 6:30 Point of View show with Chris Berg opposite Democrat party spokeswoman Rania Batrice. We covered a number of issues, including proposals in Grand Forks and Fargo to outlaw housing/employment discrimination against gays and the North Dakota Democrat Party’s “war on women” rhetoric. The segment was a

Readying For Obamacare: Walmart Adding More Temp Workers

Reuters is reporting that Walmart stores have a new hiring strategy: They’re adding more temporary workers. Walmart isn’t saying they’re doing it in advance of the Obamacare deadline which will require that companies either pay a penalty or provide health coverage (meeting expensive federal mandates) to all permanent, full-time employees but I think we can

New York Times: Ban Background Checks For Applicants

“Sixty-five million Americans have criminal records that might cause them to be denied jobs, even for arrests or minor convictions that occurred in the distant past,” writes The New York Times editorial board. As someone who used to do background checks for a living, I’ll admit that the permanence of our backgrounds in this digital

North Dakota Attorney General Calls Higher Ed Open Meetings/Records Violations "Pervasive"

Previously Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem released an opinion finding that the State Board of Higher Education had only a minor open meeting violation, but upon further review the AG finds “pervasive” violations. “On April 18, 2013, I issued an opinion to the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) wherein I determined the Board violated the

If You're Stuck In A Part-Time Job, Thank Obamacare

At FreeEnterprise.org they’ve posted these scary jobs numbers from the Federal Reserve showing a sharp uptick in people with part-time jobs, which remains well above pre-recession levels: According to the New York Times, millions of Americans who want more work hours are stuck in part-time jobs: In March, 7.6 million Americans who want more hours