Unemployment Rates in ND

Back in the saddle after the Cubs World Series victory. I was actually able to go to a game (if needed I can post a story about that!). I thought we would come back to an issue that seems to get much play when I go on the radio. Unemployment in North Dakota is always a hot topic. Here is a county map of the different rates in the state.

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Counties in eastern North Dakota, particularly the southeast section, has consistently lower unemployment rates. Counties in the north central part of the state have consistently higher unemployment rates. Obviously this is something of a change after the Bakken oil boom. I am generating more maps to get a sense of the transition in unemployment rates over time.

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