Unemployment is low, low in North Dakota, consistently below 4%. Oil, gas and agriculture--all have been booming in North Dakota for more than 5 years--are delivering prosperity to its sparse population.
While North Dakota has plenty of jobs and needs workers, North Dakota is the most dangerous place to go to work in America and by a lot. In fact, you are about 10 times more likely to die on the job in North Dakota than in New Hampshire.
North Dakota's workplace fatality rate is more than 3 times greater than the national average. A stunning 12.4 workers per 100,000 workers die on the job there every year.
Just as the oil, gas, and agriculture booms create North Dakota full employment, they also bring real safety challenges that must be addressed every minute workers are on the job. Much more needs to be done to stop workplace tragedies that bring tears and ruin to far too many families.