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Employment

Employment by the Numbers

  • In 2014, an average of 24,012 jobs were supported by oil and gas extraction and direct support activities in North Dakota
  • Each drilling rig results in about 120 direct and indirect jobs
  • 193 rigs on average operated in North Dakota in 2013. The drilling rig count is a prime barometer for measuring new oil and gas activity. The all-time high was 218 rigs on May 29, 2012.


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My fiancé and I bought 5.2 acres here and have built a house…our business is doing well. We can't imagine leaving our friends we've made here. It's one of the most welcoming communities I've ever moved to.

~ Samantha Utshall





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