A Census report that said rural incomes had fallen and poverty had increased from 2014 to 2015 made an erroneous comparison. In fact, another report shows that income and poverty rates improved in nonmetropolitan counties during the period.
(A separate Daily Yonder story calls into question the findings of this Census report. Readers are encouraged to consider this article in light of these other findings.) In another sign that the economic recovery is moving very slowly for…
Attitudes about economic conditions in rural Minnesota are improved compared to three years ago, but residents still say good jobs and good pay are hard to come by.
A North Dakota Utilities Commission candidate says the Standing Rock Sioux protest shows we can't simply shift toxic problems from one community to the next. We need a different energy solution.
Rural America added 124,000 jobs in July 2016 compared to the same period last year. But the growth continues to be slower than in more populated areas. What could this economic news mean in the November election?
In a reverse of the U.S. pattern, Britain’s rural residents earn more on average than city dwellers. But the trend hides weaknesses in the rural economy that are especially difficult for rural young people, who have fewer work options.
With all the emphasis on improving broadband for rural America, it’s easy to think that digital access automatically results in healthier communities. A new study shows it’s more complicated than that. For rural entrepreneurs and “creative…
Hillary Clinton’s $30 billion plan to help hard-hit coal counties doesn’t undo the feeling of white, blue-collar voters that the nation has abandoned them. And even though the contest in Iowa could be a “crucial test,” the electorate isn’t…