In anticipation of my radio appearance tomorrow I put together a chart with data for a frequent caller.
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.
The changes in median age between 2010 and 2018 show one aspect of demographic change in the state and how the economic response was ongoing and needs to continue still.