The National Unemployment rate continues to hover around 8%, but not in North Dakota.
"Now hiring, Now hiring, Now hiring;" it's a common sign of the times, at least here in North Dakota.
"And they really run from the entry level up to say Hospitals, Surgeon type jobs available," Phil Davis with Job Service North Dakota said.
And if you're wondering why you're seeing so many of these now hiring signs around it's probably because there's about 58% more jobs available in the state of North Dakota compared to one year ago, and about 35% more in the Bismarck/Mandan area.
"We're not seeing too many of the employers paying $7.25 an hour, a lot of these jobs are $8.25, $9.25 and some are up to $10 and $11 an hour," Davis said.
One employer paying more is Menards.
"We've increased our wages this year, from previous years," Menards General Manager Brian Frank said.
Just across the street Golden Corral is hiring, some of the management staff has been transferred from across the country, and for them the signs are unfamiliar.
"We haven't seen help wanted signs for years," Adam Groth said.
Like many employers, they're doing everything they can to find workers.
"We're doing constant incentives, we're doing gas cards, we're doing gift certificates for people that show up constantly," Groth said.
June unemployment numbers in North Dakota were 3.2% and it gets lower as you go west.
"Williams County up in Williston was below one percent," Davis said.
But the jobs aren't just out west in Oil Country.
"That's just actually a small fraction of them, yeah our openings are really across the state," Davis said.
Proving that these bright signs, are a bright sign for North Dakota's economy.
If you'd like to take a look at all the jobs available in the state of North Dakota, just log onto www.jobsnd.com