Watford City breaking production records

Oil Pump Jack, Photo Date: August 13, 2008 / Cropped Photo: Paul Lowry / CC BY 2.0 / (MGN)
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Watford City and McKenzie County "Economy at a Glance" data shows an impressive October for the oil industry in the area.

The county hit a production record at 16,128,252 barrels of oil, the most ever produced.

The county says it represents more than 40 percent of the state's total. The data also shows the McKenzie County labor force was at 8,442 in October, and the county had an unemployment rate of 1.4 percent.