Category Archives: Jones on Real Estate

Another Top-10 List — States with Greatest Proven Oil Reserves

Since 2008, known U.S. oil reserves have grown 60 percent to 30.5 billion barrels. That’s impressive. In addition, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) now estimates that the country likely has another 198 billion barrels of recoverable oil using technology available today. No doubt this will continue to increase. At the current estimated consumption of 19 …Read more

Where It’s Hot and Where It’s Not — State Job Growth Markets Mid-Year 2015 Update

This is the state employment sequel to the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and Divisions Sustainable Job Growth Index – which you can view at The methodology for states and MSAs is the same. Idaho and Washington have the best sustainable job growth in the country from a short to longer-term perspective. At least under …Read more