The state passed through the 10% mark over the weekend and even though today’s number came in below that mark the moving average will stay above the mark for a while.
I isolated the ND counties associated with metropolitan areas in the state to investigate positivity there.
With ND daily COVID-19 positivity rates fluctuating so much I created a 14-day centered moving average and overlaid it on the daily values to look at trends and smooth out the volatility.
We need to start thinking about the path forward based on economic sector rather than the state as a whole. I start this discussion with the Accommodation & Food Service sector.
With policy discussions breaking down I thought it made sense to look at the benefits payouts in North Dakota as part of an ongoing look at labor markets here.