Dec 20, 2012 at 11:08 am
Tax Commissioner Cory Fong announced today that taxable sales and purchases made during July, August, and September 2012 were $6.735 billion, up $1.233 billion or 22.4 percent compared to the third quarter 2011.
"North Dakota continues to be a bright spot in the nation," said Fong. "We have a record number of workers working in the state, a robust housing market, and strong land values, all contributing to upbeat consumer confidence as we entered the fourth quarter."
Fong mentioned the recent news story featured by 24/7 Wall St, "The Cities Where Everyone Has a Job," highlighting Bismarck, Fargo, and Grand Forks as the top three cities with the lowest unemployment rate in the nation.