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Employment by the Numbers

  • In 2014, an average of 24,012 jobs were supported by oil and gas extraction and direct support activities in North Dakota
  • Each drilling rig results in about 120 direct and indirect jobs
  • 193 rigs on average operated in North Dakota in 2013. The drilling rig count is a prime barometer for measuring new oil and gas activity. The all-time high was 218 rigs on May 29, 2012.


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In Watford I got to go to my first National Park. I made some friends and we went to the badlands and saw things we never heard of before like jackrabbits and mule deer. In my opinion Watford is the best city ever!

~ Justice C Staton-Grade 5

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