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"It's great for our state to say, hey, we have 1.7% unemployment," said Phil Davis of Job Service North Dakota. "But it's bad for employers right now who don't have a lot to pick from.
Businesses are building companies and reshaping lives.
Long-term commitment sought, small-town living offered.
Company had said it was delaying expansion nationwide but a company spokesperson said Thursday that hiring will start now with plans to be full launched by early next year.
Avera Health, based in Sioux Falls, said it is cutting jobs among its nonclinical workforce, including those in administration, but not positions such as doctors and nurses. The health system is not alone in reckoning with skyrocketing costs across the board due to inflation.
The average weekly wage in Stutsman County is $937, which increased by 3.2% from 2020.

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If we want North Dakota to be open for business, we need to make sure our workers can find child care. We need child care workers as acutely as we need teachers and nurses.
Businesses are offering more.
Nonfarm payrolls rose 372,000 last month following a revised 384,000 in May, a Labor Department report showed Friday. The unemployment rate held at 3.6% as the pool of available workers shrank, and wage growth remained firm.

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