How has employment changed over the last 18 months in North Dakota and certain counties? The answer shows the possibility of nascent recovery, but it is fragile.
North Dakota labor markets are going to be a key to deciding the future course of the economy in the state. I discuss the big picture for just a few measures and it is not great news.
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.
So I am quoted in this story from the Grand Forks Herald about tax policy changes and employment changes in the state of North Dakota(Link). I thought I would extend my thoughts here. Of all the policies to attempt to heap credit upon for employment gains in the state the tax changes seem to me the least likely. What is more likely?Continue reading Employment Gains in ND
In this post I branch out from the recent wage discussions to broaden the discussion of Grand Forks, ND by looking at employment comparisons.