JUST RELEASED!!On May 1st, North Dakota Compass launched its signature publication, 2019 Compass Points. The annual indicator report highlights notable demographic and socio-economic trends and a dashboard look at measures of progress in key topic areas in North Dakota. The goal of this publication is to provide data and analysis to better identify and build understanding about the issues and opportunities facing the state of North Dakota.
In this month's article, Ina Cernusca, ND Compass Research Specialist, highlights the notable trends and key metrics that appear in the newly released
2019 Compass Points.
The ratio of working-age individuals relative to older adults
vary considerably when broken down by county, ranging from a ratio of 1.6 in Sheridan County to 6.8 in Sioux County. Low ratios of working-age to older adults present challenges to workforce availability, retirement plans, service availability, and elder care.