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North Dakota Oil Industry Progressing

North Dakota Oil Industry Progressing

Study Shows North Dakota Oil Industry Progressing


The Associated Press - March 10, 2019

BISMARK, N.D. - A new economic impact study shows North Dakota's oil industry is growing, with more long-term jobs to sustain production and fewer temporary workers.

The Bismark Tribune reports the North Dakota State University study finds the oil industry had a $32.6 billion impact on the state's economy in 2017.

The numbers of temporary and long-term workers were roughly equal for the first time in 2015. Long-term workers became the largest sector from 2016-2018.

Economic experts in North Dakota say the shift to a more permanent workforce has led to increased birth rates and growing school enrollment numbers in the western part of the state.

Statistics from Job Service North Dakota show the number of oil industry employees peaked in 2016 with around 63,000 workers.

The industry workforce numbers dropped to an estimated 35,800 in 2018.



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