North Dakota's oil industry generated $30.4 billion in economic activity in 2011, up from just $4.4 billion in 2005, when the state's oil boom was just beginning, a North Dakota State University report found. The industry supported close to 41,000 full-time jobs in 2011, which represents about 9% of the workforce in the state, according to the study. "Oil and gas has had a very significant impact on our state's economy," said Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
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