Keeping State Funds in your own state, a unique idea!
Message Posted: Oct 11, 2011 11:42:06 AM
"According to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today,(September 7th, 2011), North Dakota had an unemployment rate of just 3.3 percent in July......
Oil is certainly a factor, but it is not what has put North Dakota over the top. Alaska has roughly the same population as North Dakota and produces nearly twice as much oil, yet unemployment in Alaska is running at 7.7 percent. Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming have all benefited from a boom in energy prices, with Montana and Wyoming extracting much more gas than North Dakota has. The Bakken oil field stretches across Montana as well as North Dakota, with the greatest Bakken oil production coming from Elm Coulee Oil Field in Montana. Yet Montana’s unemployment rate, like Alaska’s, is 7.7% percent."
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