I take a look at how North Dakota fares during recent US recessions. The answer is: pretty well.
With all the concern about US policy and local impacts I took a look at some simple trends in GDP for both to see what we can see.
The recent GDP data release for states gives us something to discuss and this is the opening entry in what is likely several posts.
Income is an important part of the picture, but so are expenses and the cost of living. I take a look at some housing related expense numbers for 2017 in North Dakota to see what happens in the different counties.
Recent discussions on the radio focused on income differences and quality rankings of different metro areas in North Dakota. I take a look at the data for different occupational groups from 2018 and make comparisons.