• Public Notice Public Notice

    Governor Ralph DLG. Torres and LT. Governor Victor B. Hocog through the Office of the Secretary of Commerce hereby provide Notice to the Public and Licensed Retail Establishments that …

     

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  • Prevailing Wage and Workforce Assessment Study (PWWAS)

    The results of the 2016 Prevailing Wage and Workforce Assessment Study (PWWAS) are being made available in two
    reports: The first one, this report, contains occupation titles and hourly wage statistics only while the second report
    will cover workers’ demographics and other characteristics. This way, employers will have access to current
    prevailing hourly wage rates in the Commonwealth right away while the second report is being prepared and made
    available shortly. There is also going to be a third report comparing the three rounds of the CNMI PWWAS.

    THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
    This is the third round of the CNMI Prevailing Wage and Workforce Assessment Study. The first one was done in
    2011 and the second one was done in 2014. The primary purpose of the Study remains the same: “to determine the
    types of occupations that exist and measure occupation-specific hourly wage rate for each of the identified
    occupations in the CNMI’s economy”. Secondarily, the Study assesses the CNMI’s workforce demographics. The
    publication of prevailing wage rates in the CNMI became necessary after the implementation of the U.S. Public Law
    110-229, which shifted the control of labor and immigration from the CNMI government to the Federal government.

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    Prevailing Wage and Workforce Assessment Study (PWWAS)
  • CNMI GDP – BEA Blog CNMI GDP – BEA Blog

    CNMI GDP Increases in 2016

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  • CNMI Economic Census 2017 CNMI Economic Census 2017

    About the Economic Census
    Every five years, the U.S. Census Bureau collects extensive statistics about businesses that are essential to understanding the American economy. This official count, better known as the Economic Census, serves as the foundation for the measurement of U.S. businesses and their economic impact. As part of the Census Bureau’s mission to provide timely information on the health of the U.S. economy, this “business” census serves as the most extensive collection of data related to business activity. Nearly 4 million businesses, large, medium and small, covering most industries and all geographic areas of the United States will receive surveys tailored to their primary business activity.

    Starting with this Economic Census, respondents will use an online, secure portal to respond making filing easier while at the same time improving data quality and reducing costs. Small companies located in the U.S. territories will have a paper option available, including a Spanish version for Puerto Rico.

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  • CNMI County Business Patterns (CBP) 2016 CNMI County Business Patterns (CBP) 2016
    CBP is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. This series includes the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll.
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  • 2016 Household Income and Expenditures Survey (HIES)

    INTRODUCTION

    The 2016 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES)
    report presents current information on demographic, social and economic characteristics of the Commonwealth
    of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) population as well as some key expenditure details of what families and
    residents spent their money on. The survey results will provide our government decision makers as well as our
    business community leaders the tools they will need to make sound policy decisions. The survey will also allow
    our leaders to be able to have a better assessment of our communities and the CNMI population from a treasure
    trove of data points. The 2016 HIES is the third survey of the expenditure series since the first one in 1998. The
    main objectives of the survey are:

    • To provide new expenditure weights, identify items for a “basket of goods and services,” determine where
      people purchase goods and services, and other useful expenditure details for the revision of the
      Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Consumer Price Index.
    • To supplement personal consumption expenditure in compilation of National Accounts and Gross
      Domestic Products.
    • To obtain selective eating habits and nutritional intakes of residents.
    • To provide population count, population characteristics on labor force, income, employment and other
      key population and housing characteristics needed for policy making decisions.
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    2016 Household Income and Expenditures Survey (HIES)

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2016-2021 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

Public comments may be submitted to info@commerce.gov.mp and will be closed on December 22,2017

2016 Prevailing Wage and Workforce Assessment Study (PWWAS) Report

2016 Prevailing Wage and Workforce Assessment Study (PWWAS) Report

2016 Household Income and Expenditures Survey

2016 Household Income and Expenditures Survey (HIES) Report