The big contributors to total taxables sales and purchases in the state are not a surprise. Which counties grew fast and who among the large counties performed well in the last year is a bit of a surprise.
There is lots of interest in public banking given the recent passage of a public banking law in California. I start the discussion about the ND experience in this post.
I was thinking about the labor force increase during the Bakken oil boom and wondered how it stood up against streaks in other states. The answer surprised me.
Unemployment is not a useful policy metric in North Dakota, though it gets mentioned often. I look at the recent data, map it, and discuss.
I demonstrate the stability of fertility rates within age groups in North Dakota over the last 15years.