I take a look at the local data and the issue of the level of benefits compared to local wages.
A little discussion of shutdowns with a local example thrown in to show that things do get better.
I take a big picture view of the various pieces of information about labor markets in North Dakota and Grand Forks.
For the first post of the year I thought I would just give a quick post about some good and bad things I see in the future for Grand Forks, North Dakota, and the US.
The BEA released county level GDP estimates this morning. This is literally a quick dive for three ND counties right after release.