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North Dakota Unemployment Rate Remains Low Mostly Because Unemployed Workers Are Leaving

North Dakota Unemployment Rate Remains Low Mostly Because Unemployed Workers Are Leaving

According to a press release from North Dakota Job Service today (see below), the state’s unemployment rate in October remained at a rock-bottom low of 2.8 percent. That’s unchanged from last month and, in fact, is unchanged from October. But how can that be? After all, the plunge in oil prices and its impact on

David Flynn: North Dakota Continues Stellar Labor Market Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released data on employment and unemployment from the Current Employment Statistics survey. North Dakota was number one in the country with a 4.4% increase in total nonfarm employment from year ago levels. That is 12 consecutive months where the year-over-year percent change was at or above 3%, and something

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

Fracking Moratorium Goes Down In Flames In…California?

This is a couple of weeks old, but I missed it. It seems that even in oh-so-green California, home to militant environmentalists and a liberal super-majority in state government, the economic benefits of fracking are clear to a majority: Democratic leaders brought their fracking moratorium bill to the Assembly floor last week, and their rank

Poll: Most Americans Blame Welfare For Persistent Poverty

You have to wonder, if this poll is accurate, where were these people in November when the number of people on food stamps and other social programs were a major part of the campaign? Two decades after President Bill Clinton promised to “end welfare as we know it,” Americans blame government handouts for persistent poverty

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