Want a job? Move to North Dakota


North Dakota has either the lowest unemployment rate in the United States at 2.5%, or almost the lowest, placing third at 3.4%, depending on which figures you want to follow. The lower number isn't seasonally adjusted, as it is in the second figure from U.S. Department of Labor, a practice that other states follow.

Either way, there are a heck of a lot of people with jobs there, as I've seen first-hand on my visits to Fargo, where the sound of hammers pounding away seem to constantly fill the air as construction workers build apartments, townhomes and other places for people moving from small towns in North Dakota and elsewhere to fill the employment need and see the big city of Fargo.