Tag Archives: The Economy

State & US Population Growth 2019

The U.S. Census Bureau just released their estimates for changes in state population for 2019.   While population alone does not guarantee economic growth, population and economic growth are positively correlated. Percentage population growth rates for the periods from  July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019 and from July 1 2010 to July 1, 2019, sorted …Read more

MSA & Division Job Growth Rates – November 2019

Jobs are everything.  Period. As history continues to demonstrate, job growth at any point in time is neither systemic nor consistent across the country.  The TINSTAANREM axiom — There Is No Such Thing As A National Real Estate Market – is once again invoked to comparative job growth for the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and …Read more

State Job Growth October 2019

All but two of the 50-states and the District of Columbia posted a net increase in the total number of jobs in the 12-months ending October 2019, with North Dakota flat and Michigan down 2,200 (for a decline of 0.05 percent in the total number of jobs compared a year ago).  The following table shows …Read more

Best States to Do Business Tax-Wise in 2020

Just as words have meaning, taxes have economic ramifications.    This annual blog on the Best State Tax Business Environments begins as it commenced and ended each of the past three years in the prior sentence.  Each state varies in one form or another in how much services their government provides and how those services are …Read more

How The Average American Household Spent Their Money — 2018

Do you ever question where all the money you earned went?  That thought likely applies to most of us.   A great friend often says, “Life happens.”   And I typically add, “And it costs more than you thought it would.” Fortunately the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks typical household incomes and expenditures.   HowMuch.Net added details …Read more