A quick forecast of the North Dakota initial claims data. There is a bit of work to do for the next revision, but the claims data show a consistency that contributes to the discussion of overall ND labor market.
Continuing with some of the comparison points of different areas in North Dakota I look at metro area wages and the differences between them.
I look at the metropolitan area labor force in North Dakota. These seem natural comparison groupings, though the data show serious differences that may change that impression.
I revised the data content of an earlier post and make use of clustering to again look at possible comparison groupings in North Dakota.
The big contributors to total taxables sales and purchases in the state are not a surprise. Which counties grew fast and who among the large counties performed well in the last year is a bit of a surprise.