For the last 10 years, CNBC has measured job creation in all 50 in their America's Top States for Business study. Scott Cohn takes a look at the 10 best states to find jobs based on the data collected over the years that the study has been done.
North Dakota reigns supreme:
Thanks to shale oil, North Dakota has experienced perhaps the biggest domestic economic boom since the Gold Rush. But the numbers show the perils of an economy too focused on a single industry. Plunging oil prices pulled the rug out from under North Dakota's job market. Employment is still sharply up versus 10 years ago, but it is well off its peak. The state is down nearly 20,000 jobs in the last two years alone.