July 2021 Newsletter
Take a Road Trip
Plan Your Route.
In order to plan and deliver post-pandemic recovery response, community organizations, local, state and federal government, policy makers, community leaders, and individuals - need accurate, real-time data that describe the challenges households are facing during these unprecedented times.

The health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the loss of employment income for many people. North Dakota households that lost employment income since the beginning of the pandemic were more likely to experience hardships than households that did not lose employment income.

In this article Kendra Erickson-Dockter and Ina Cernusca highlight a new study and the new associated data dashboard developed by North Dakota Compass and the Center for Social Research at NDSU.

Don't Forget Your Flashlight.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an extreme impact on the United States job market. From 2019 to 2020, all states suffered a decline in the number of jobs. In 2020, North Dakota lost a total of 26,784 jobs throughout most industries.

´╗┐At the county level, Emmons is the only county reporting a small employment increase from 2019 to 2020, all other counties lost jobs during this time period. Williams County lost the largest number of jobs and McKenzie County lost the largest percentage of jobs from 2019 to 2020.

Explore Resources.
During the past year, North Dakota Compass developed new resources to help North Dakota organizations and communities in their efforts to respond to the many challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources are summarized in an infographic with links to each resource. Explore them all and share these resources with other people who may benefit of them.

Share with us your COVID-related resources and we may highlight them on the website.

Check Direction.
North Dakota's population increased 14% from 2010 to 2020. How much did the U.S. population increase during the same time period?
a. 15%
b. 11%
c. 7%
d. 3%

Enjoy Scenic Views and New Data.
Enjoy the scenic views and explore all the new data available on North Dakota Compass.

Data updated in June 2021:

Population (2 charts)
Age (7 charts)
Race (5 charts)

Population Trends (23 charts)

Air Quality (11 charts)

Cultural Capital (11 charts)
Social Capital (12 charts)