‘It’s all about the money’: Heading to oil jobs in North Dakota

Time profiles people who have migrated to North Dakota looking for work.

“The car business beat me around a lot and I got laid off and knew someone out here so I gave him a call and he was looking for some help,” says Craig Bitter in the video documentary.

“It’s all about the money. It’s the only reason people come out here, I am pretty sure. I think if they say something else they are lying.”

North Dakota has America’s lowest unemployment rate. ABout 30,000 workers are employed in the oil and gas fields, a six-fold increase over eight years.

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