Recent discussions on the radio focused on income differences and quality rankings of different metro areas in North Dakota. I take a look at the data for different occupational groups from 2018 and make comparisons.
Been very tied up with a search committee and chair work the last several weeks. Also been away at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting (loved it!). However, I thought the readers would like to see what may be the most interesting interview I ever gave. It was for a food blog/e-magazine. Here is the link.Continue reading Its People. Err. Not really
I give an updated look at the forecast for sales tax collections in Grand Forks. There are statistical issues with the forecast but corrections are in the works.
In this post I branch out from the recent wage discussions to broaden the discussion of Grand Forks, ND by looking at employment comparisons.
So after the post yesterday and some of the discussion today I realized I could smooth out the picture a bit more. I kind of kicked myself for breaking one of the main bits of guidance I give to my forecasting students. So I take a look at the quarterly data from last time, but this time we look at the percentage change from a year ago levels, thereby controlling for seasonal factors.Continue reading Another Look at ND Wage data