The labor force in North Dakota is down more than 4,000 compared to February. The adjustment process likely will be longer term due to COVID and economic circumstances in the state. I map out a few labor market variables.
The county level data on positivity rates and deaths are not encouraging and continue to trend in the wrong directions.
The state had a data system issue yesterday so this is an update for the last two days. The day off did not make the outcomes any better.
Positivity rates and total deaths in the selected counties continue to increase and show some surprising movements in the rates.
I update the numbers and discuss a few points made here before but the governor also made in his remarks today. I start discussing the economic fallout, but that is going to be a long and ongoing discussion.