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Published July 09, 2010, 10:33 AM

Out-of-state workers flock to ND for jobs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Job Service analysis shows North Dakota's healthy economy and scores of unfilled jobs lured workers from across the nation last year, with bordering states and Michigan leading the wave.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Job Service analysis shows North Dakota's healthy economy and scores of unfilled jobs lured workers from across the nation last year, with bordering states and Michigan leading the wave.

Job Service says 6,620 people from other states found a job in North Dakota last year. That's up from 3,631 in 2008.

The numbers reflect only out-of-state residents who registered on the agency's website by providing a Social Security number and later earned wages in North Dakota.

Job Service North Dakota research analyst Michael Ziesch (zish) says the report is only a snapshot of the number of people who actually landed a job in the state.

Ziesch says the state had the lowest unemployment rate in the nation in June at 3.3 percent. He says North Dakota has about 10,700 unfilled jobs.

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