Continuing claims, North Dakota

Along with the initial claims we can look at the continuing claims for unemployment insurance from the same source, and I think it better displays the unemployment situation in North Dakota than the initial claims.

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There are still the issues with seasonality in the data, but the continuing claims into 2016 go significantly higher than prior seasonal peaks, though they do still decline in a similar fashion, remaining a bit higher than before. Overall I think this a good depiction of what was going on towards the end of last year and the beginning of  this year.

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