Guess How Much Wal-Mart Workers Make In A State With No Minimum Wage?

A sign from North Dakota, a state with no minimum wage, shows how much workers at Wal-Mart make an hour. I guess those laws of supply and demand really do mean something?

North Dakota has led the nation in personal income growth in six of the past seven years.

minwageFrom Watchdog.org

In March, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released a report showing North Dakota’s personal incomes have nearly doubled over the past decade, to more than $57,000 per year. That’s a 93 percent increase from 2003 when incomes in the state were $29,569 per capita.

More remarkable is that North Dakota’s booming incomes come at a time when income growth is slowing in the rest of the country. Nationally, personal income growth slowed from 4.2 percent in 2012 to 2.6 percent in 2013, but North Dakota nearly tripled the national rate at 7.6 percent. The state also was double the second-ranked state, Utah, which saw 4 percent growth, according to the BEA.

North Dakota’s per-capita personal yearly income is $57,084 in 2013, up from $54,871 in 2012. The state now ranks third in the nation in per capita personal income, behind only Connecticut’s $60,487 and Washington, D.C., at $74,513.

  • AJ_Olding

    This seems super obvious to me. i don’t get how the left doesn’t understand economics.

  • Steven Janzing

    I’m a libertarian, but you sir are inherently misleading people. The reason North Dakota’s wages are so high is because the Oil boom has flooded the market with 6 figure jobs, which has in turn raised the price of everything astronomically. Renting a small hitch traler to sleep in in someones back yard will set you back 1,500 to 2000 per month in some places. Making 20$ an hour there is like makeing minimum wage anywhere else (even worse actually)
    , you won’t be able to support yourself let alone your family. On any of those wages you would be forced to sleep in your car moving from parking lot to parking lot, while being harassed by police. I know this because I was thinking of trying to move there and get a job on the oil fields, I researched it and planned it all out meticulously at one point. The fact that you don’t even mention that there economic growth is due to the massive amount of oil there leads me to believe that you are intentionally trying to mislead people. I probably would agree with you on most if not all economic principals (assuming you are a libertarian), but this here is shitty journalism (whether or not it tells me what I want to hear aside) and you should be fired or barred permanently from writing on this site…

    • Guest

      I’m a libertarian, but I find this site repugnant when I see “stories” that are so blatantly biased and misleading like this one. Just saw another one about a “belligerent cop” that was not belligerent at all.

      Please don’t act like Republican and Democrat outlets that place a slant on everything they put out.

    • so wait so since the cost of living increased, waging increase with it? it’s like supply and demand exists

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  • Jeromy Davis

    I’m a libertarian, but I find this site repugnant when I see
    “stories” that are so blatantly biased and misleading like this one.
    Just saw another one about a “belligerent cop” that was not belligerent
    at all.

    Don’t act like Republican and Democrat outlets that place a slant on everything they put out.

  • Travis Badjib

    Why do i find some of the below a little off? I mean a Tire and Lube guy making 19$ while a cashier makes 17$? Why would anyone want to do the tire and lube thing for $2 more? If this was to equate to what it actuallly is the tire and lube guy should be somewhere between 30-40$

  • kharaa

    Terrible Article, nice try misleading people.