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In North Dakota Oil And Gas Related Employment Makes Up 28 Percent Of Wages

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

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 –

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

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

Minimum Wage Hike Hasn't Worked Out Well For British Youth

Europe might hold a lesson for the United States as President Obama and Democrats continue to push for a minimum wage hike. Via Uneconomical, a UK economics blog, it seems as though the Brits are having problems with a weak job market for young workers, despite relatively strong growth among other demographics, and some are

North Dakota Job Openings Decline, But There's Still A Worker Shortage

North Dakota jobs are still plentiful, but there aren’t quite as many as before and growth seems to have plateaued. The state Job Service department issued their Online Jobs Opening Report for January of 2014, and the numbers are pretty interesting. They don’t represent the state’s entire job market, just “online job openings and resumés

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