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Press Photo by Dustin Monke A Mortensen Construction worker works on the new Sanford Health Clinic in Dickinson on July 12. Despite having low unemployment in all sectors, North Dakota still has people looking for work.

Low unemployment isn't no unemployment


In North Dakota, the state with the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, a "help wanted" sign on just about every corner and a marketing campaign touting its strong economy in other states, it is difficult to imagine anyone taking advantage of unemployment insurance.

Still, losing a job is tough.

Not only is it a loss of income, it's a loss of livelihood and identity and can lead to a loss of shelter and transportation due to the inability to make payments.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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