I look at the occupational sectors for recent ND initial unemployment claims to facilitate discussions about policy to assist impacted businesses.
In numerous media interviews this last week there were questions about the impacts of disease and oil prices on the state economy. Here is a first look at a scaling of the initial claims data to make clear the size of the problem by county.
I am starting to look at a predictive model for decline and recovery in North Dakota due to energy prices and COVID-19. This is some of my early thinking.
Chris Berg had me on his show for an interview.
There are many moving pieces in the economy, but oil in North Dakota represents a clear economic and budget issue for the state right now. I provide a first pass here.