Category Archives: The Economy

State Employment Performance- March 2018

Jobs are everything to an economy.  Period. The following table shows the top-10 states’ job growth rates for the 12-months ending March 2018 using the 2018 revised data from the BLS (which tweaked numbers all the way back to 1990).  In addition to the one-year job growth rate, also included are the overall rankings for …Read more

Another Top-10 List (a Metric Baker’s Dozen) — Cites With High Salaries and a Low Cost of Living 2018

For workers, (not considering subjective factors such as weather) factors such as health services and related amenities impact overall livability.   The best places to call home from a financial perspective are likely those that have a low cost of living and higher salaries.   These may indeed be or become the magnets to where Millennials are …Read more

Another Top-10 List — States Most (and Least) Impacted by a Longer-Term Federal Government Shutdown

Good news is that the politically motivated federal government shutdown lasted just three days.  What, however, would be the state-specific impact if a longer-term shutdown were to occur?  Which states are most vulnerable?  The answer depends on what are included. There would be no doubt unequal impact across states.  To address the severity of impact, …Read more