Oil is still a key industry in North Dakota but recent output and price movements are not necessarily moving in ways we might expect. The recent global changes from OPEC still might not impact the industry going forward.
The legislative session will discuss many policy changes. Governor Burgum suggested a change in the ND individual income tax. I provide a look at data from about the last 20 years in this post.
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.