Oil is a big part of the North Dakota economy so an update on the industry drop during COVID and restart is a bit overdue.
People matter. With most policy initiatives in North Dakota, economic or otherwise, population represents an important constraint. I talk about natural increase across counties in North Dakota in this post.
We are talking inequality ideas on the radio this week so I posted a little data and some predictions about caller questions.
People under 20 account for 30% of covid cases in North Dakota now, their highest percentage yet. Cases continue to follow a similar pattern to last year but are above those levels.
The continuing claims data for ND make it clear that enhanced unemployment benefits were not keeping people from working in ND.