This is a first look at the Phase 1 trade agreement between the US and China. I start with a brief look at Chapter 3 on agriculture.
A quick forecast of the North Dakota initial claims data. There is a bit of work to do for the next revision, but the claims data show a consistency that contributes to the discussion of overall ND labor market.
Continuing with some of the comparison points of different areas in North Dakota I look at metro area wages and the differences between them.
I look at the metropolitan area labor force in North Dakota. These seem natural comparison groupings, though the data show serious differences that may change that impression.
I revised the data content of an earlier post and make use of clustering to again look at possible comparison groupings in North Dakota.