I offer up some other ways to look at the scale of the problem of unemployment claims in North Dakota in the hopes of helping policy discussions.
While on the Jarrod Thomas Show (1310 KNOX AM Grand Forks) I updated the claims by industry graph. Multi-tasking!
I updated the initial claims data for North Dakota since we will get a look at the new data tomorrow.
Economic statistics are unable to keep up with the pace of change right now, so I tried to come up with a more accurate picture of the unemployment situation in North Dakota.
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.