Tag Archives: Employment

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 http://blog.stewart.com/stewart/2015/08/03/where-its-hot-and-where-its-not-metro-job-growth-markets-mid-year-2015-update/. 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

Another Top-10 List — The Best Small Towns in America

Frequently mentioned in all studies of Millennials is their propensity to live where there is a higher quality of life and not necessarily the In Places to Be or those with the Greatest Income – provided there are jobs. The U.S., after all, was originally built on small towns. Also, as the Baby Boomers retire, …Read more

Another Top-10 List — States With Largest Income Inequality

Roosevelt’s two New Deals (1933 and 1935 which included the rollout of Social Security) and then Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society brought income inequality front and center as a national issue. Unfortunately though, the poverty rate has essentially remained little changed since the mid-1960s despite trillions of dollars of income redistribution. Obviously what we as a …Read more