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Press Photo by Dustin Monke/FNS Graphic Floorhands remove pipe on the floor of Whiting Petroleum Corp. oil drilling rig southwest of Belfield on April 22, 2013.

1 in 7 private sector jobs tied to oil, gas: Industry accounts for 28.5 percent of wages; data could affect formula for sharing oil tax revenue on local level

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BISMARCK — North Dakota’s thriving oil and gas industry accounts for nearly one in seven private-sector jobs covered by unemployment insurance, according to data that could have a big impact on how tax revenue flows to oil-impacted cities, counties and school districts.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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