A tiny town in the midst of North Dakota’s oil boom raised local wages without forcing the issue through city ordinances or state laws — looking at you, Seattle.
In fact, the evidence of the salary spike comes from the much-demonized Walmart, a corporation under fire from leftists who believe the company doesn’t pay enough.
Take a look at this picture shared on Twitter this weekend:
The Bakken Oil Boom in One Photo - Check Out the Wages at the Walmart in Williston ND pic.twitter.com/IfwH7l7zI9
— Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) June 9, 2014
Just how profitable is the oil boom? Consider that North Dakota enjoyed a 2.6 unemployment rate last month, compared with the 6.3 percent national average.