Unemployment is a national problem in the U.S., but you wouldn’t know that if you travel through North Dakota.
The state’s unemployment rate hovers around 3 percent, and “Help Wanted” signs litter the landscape of cities such as Williston in the same way “For Sale” signs populate the streets of Las Vegas.
“It’s a zoo,” said Terry Ayers, who drove into town from Spokane, Wash., slept in his truck, and found a job within hours of arrival, tripling his salary. “It’s crazy what’s going on out here.”
Billions of dollars are coming into the state and thousands of people are followingâ€”all because millions of barrels of oil are flowing out.
The result: A good, old-fashioned oil boom.
Photo by afiler from [Prosper, ND](http://northdakota.hometownlocator.com/nd/cass/prosper.cfm).