(NPN) -- North Dakota is expected to lead the nation in percentage of job growth in 2014 while South Dakota is expected to have more moderate growth rate in comparison.

A recent study by the Pew Charitable Trusts predicts that North Dakota will lead the United States in job growth rate at 3.57 percent. Meanwhile, the study predicts South Dakota will rank 23rd at 1.62 percent, a rate less than half of its northern neighbo

In fact, Pew predicts that every state neighboring South Dakota except for Wyoming and Iowa will see a higher employment growth rate than South Dakota

Other Northern Plains states employment growth rates predicted by Pew: Minnesota, 1.85 percent growth, 12th highest; Iowa, 1.39/35th; Nebraska, 1.75/17th; Wyoming, 1.34/38th and Montana, 1.65/21st.

The study also found that North Dakota is gaining energy sector jobs from Alaska because of fracking.

 

 

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