one state has more job openings than people looking for jobs.
As the nation struggles with a stagnant economy and slow job growth, one state has more job openings than people looking for jobs.
In North Dakota jobs are plentiful, and the state needs people to fill them.
According to the February Online Job Openings Report issued by North Dakota’s Job Service agency, “North Dakota’s rate of unemployed persons per job opening was 0.6 in December 2013.”
That rate is calculated by comparing the number of job openings listed in the state’s largest jobs database with the number of people classified as unemployed. A 0.6 rate means less than one unemployed worker for every job opening.
The national ratio for unemployed workers to job openings was 2.9, according to the Job Service report.