I am doing some forecasting for initial claims and thought I would introduce the data set. I think claims will likely be important indicator for the state economy.
A caller asked me about the necessity of interest rate decreases for the economy. I answered on air, and expand on that answer a bit here.
I once again argue that the unemployment rate in North Dakota is too low.
I received a few questions about the difference between China and Mexico in terms of US international trade policy and disputes and offer up a brief explanation here.
Income is an important part of the picture, but so are expenses and the cost of living. I take a look at some housing related expense numbers for 2017 in North Dakota to see what happens in the different counties.