I offer up deaths as a clear example that COVID was a consequential event. We can debate policy efficacy, but we need to stop debating whether COVID was an issue. It was.
I have not posted about COVID in ND lately so I decided to give a quick update aggregating to monthly numbers. I also talk about the overstatement on some of the labor force discussion.
I take a look at the latest Census pulse survey response information for North Dakota. It is a mixed picture which matches much of the quantitative data.
The health of the labor market is a big issue right now for many callers and the listening audience in general. I provide a look at the JOLTS data for ND in this post.
To follow up and expand the births data discussion some I calculated fertility rates to shed further light on the changes over the last decade plus in North Dakota.