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Best state in America: North Dakota, for its economic recovery
The Washington Post ^ | Friday, May 30, 2014 | Reid Wilson

Posted on 05/30/2014 8:41:04 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

The Great Recession ended in 2009. But millions of Americans remain unemployed, make less than they did before the recession and are stuck in homes valued below pre-recession levels. While the worst seems behind us, the data show that we have a long way to go.

But in a handful of states, the unemployment rate has fallen well below its recession-era apex, home values are up and the median income has risen. And no state has recovered better than North Dakota.

There are plenty of ways to measure the nascent recovery. But let’s examine three key indicators: the drop in a state’s unemployment rate between 2009, when the economy hit rock bottom, and this April; the difference in median income in 2009 and in 2012, the last year for which data is available; and the difference in median home prices before and after the recession, which I estimated by combining data from the Census Bureau and Trulia.com.

The numbers show that North Dakota is rebounding best. The state’s unemployment rate fell from an already low 4.1 percent to 2.6 percent, the lowest in the nation.

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1 posted on 05/30/2014 8:41:04 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Virtually no unemployment, and six-figure salaries. If I could stand the winter...


2 posted on 05/30/2014 8:44:31 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“The Great Recession ended in 2009”

Bwahahahahaha. Says who?


3 posted on 05/30/2014 8:45:15 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: MinorityRepublican
One of my oldest friends is from Fargo. She has waxed poetic for YEARS about how WONderful Fargo and all of North Dakota are.

However, they do have a winter that is similar to Siberia: l-o-n-g and COLD. SHE moved out here to California in the early 1970's and is still here. She STILL waxes poetic about Fargo. She USED to go "home" to Fargo for summers and Christmas. The summer visits stopped about 30 years ago and the Christmas visits stopped about 20 years ago.

Fargo is wonderful, ESPECIALLY from here in California. :o)

4 posted on 05/30/2014 8:48:52 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: MinorityRepublican
The Great Recession ended in 2009.

BS!

The recession never ended. We have been and are in a depression.

When an article starts with a lie such as this, I find no reason to continue reading.

5 posted on 05/30/2014 8:50:13 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Parley Baer

Remember that “Great Recession” that we avoided by passing that trillion dollar stimulus package that no one knows exactly where the money went? Luckily for that, it was only a huge jump in unemployment.


6 posted on 05/30/2014 8:51:59 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: TBP
California has the largest population.

North Dakota has the third smallest population right after Vermont and Wyoming, with the smallest.

If North Dakota is SO wonderful why is their population so small??

7 posted on 05/30/2014 8:52:31 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Weather.


8 posted on 05/30/2014 8:55:21 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: cloudmountain
If North Dakota is SO wonderful why is their population so small??

The small population is what makes it wonderful.

9 posted on 05/30/2014 8:55:54 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: onyx
Weather

In spades....

10 posted on 05/30/2014 8:56:13 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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Its the winters that turn people off, and the rugged terrain imagine.

Plus fewer people begets less infrastructure, which turns people off so there are fewer people which begets less...Ad nauseam.

Which is good. Some people like room to breath. Lots of room.

11 posted on 05/30/2014 8:56:54 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: cloudmountain
However, they do have a winter that is similar to Siberia: l-o-n-g and COLD.

And windy. I can't imagine 20 below with a 30 mph wind.

12 posted on 05/30/2014 8:57:01 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: cloudmountain

Were it not for the weather, I’d be out of CA in a NY minute, but prolly no to someplace really cold.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 8:58:25 PM PDT by umgud
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:)

You’re right.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 8:59:50 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Ended.. the recession ended?.. When?..

Unemployment ranges from 10% to 20% depending on the area..
Some areas are even worse..

Looks like somebody got hiself inseminated with BULL SPERM and is pregnant with FALSEHOOD...

More like a depression.. the so-called Great Depression had a little more than 10%/15% unemployment..

Liberal democrats and republicans believe whatever they WANT to Believe..
Brings THIS to mind—>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjgE8Lw5YaQ


15 posted on 05/30/2014 9:01:35 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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The small population is what makes it wonderful.

Is that right? The North Dakotans I know say that it's the PEOPLE that make it wonderful.
They are almost all white, middle class and Lutheran.
My N.D. acquaintance used to wax poetic about there being no prejudice. My Swedish friends said that too about Sweden...until those "dirty old Turks" moved in. NOW some, er, rather rude remarks about the Turks are heard. Gee, I wonder why.

Always easy to be "nice" when everyone around you is the same as you. Put some "others" in the mix then ALL OF A SUDDEN, things aren't so rosy.
Hard not to rub it in...after all their years of criticizing California for its "fruits and nuts"==I always added "with flakes in between."

Rub, rub, rub!

My kingdom to remember how to put up a SCROLL.

16 posted on 05/30/2014 9:05:32 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Moonman62

It’s the wind that bothers me about that part of the country, but I do like to go there every time I get a chance.


17 posted on 05/30/2014 9:09:47 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Two reasons for ND’s economic health, one obvious and the other less than obvious: energy and that state bank.


18 posted on 05/30/2014 9:10:16 PM PDT by varmintman (It must really suck to be a Nazi in Kiev these days...)
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To: Moonman62

Correct!! Now they need to keep the liberal trash out of the state. If they get a foot hold the state will be ruined.


19 posted on 05/30/2014 9:14:39 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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ND has plenty of liberals already who have controlled the U.S. Senate seats for most of the last half century.


20 posted on 05/30/2014 9:19:31 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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