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job-creation  job-growth  wages  oil-and-natural-gas-development  bakken-shale  north-dakota 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 6, 2013

Say Anything Blog’s Rob Port has a suggestion for workers in different parts of the country who are dissatisfied with how much they’re earning in their present jobs: Come to North Dakota.

As Port and economics/energy blogger Mark J. Perry point out, North Dakota’s thriving economy, driven largely by surging oil and natural gas development (thanks, fracking!), is producing outrageously low unemployment – and rigorous competition for workers. You don’t have to be Milton Friedman to recognize that economic growth + worker demand = growing wages.

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wages  natural-gas  domestic-energy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 15, 2012

A report by CNNMoney.com notes data showing that pay increases in the oil and natural gas industry have played a large part in the largest jump in U.S. wages in five years

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