With a new initial claims observation for North Dakota I updated the data and the calculations and provide the cumulative numbers through the last observation and the current observation.
I look at the occupational sectors for recent ND initial unemployment claims to facilitate discussions about policy to assist impacted businesses.
In numerous media interviews this last week there were questions about the impacts of disease and oil prices on the state economy. Here is a first look at a scaling of the initial claims data to make clear the size of the problem by county.
Two stories catching my eye this morning revolve around oil markets and the use of cell phone data to describe behavior.
A quick look at the morning headlines before the radio interview today.