Tag Archives: Top 10 List

State Employment Performance — July 2019

Jobs are everything to an economy.  Period. The following table shows the percentage change in jobs in the 12-months ending July 2019 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  These represent all total, non-farm jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.  Just one state reported …Read more

Another Top-10 List– States With the Greatest Student Debt

The average annual cost to attend a private nonprofit college averaged $45,510 in the 2018-2019 academic year.  This compared to an inflation-adjusted $24,800 in the 1988-1989 academic year.  After considering inflation, the cost of college has almost doubled in the past 30 years. Free college tuition and forgiveness of college debt is a platform plank …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Greatest (and Least) Debt Per Capita by State

The Modern Theory of Finance says that borrowing and investing today allows individuals to select both optimal investments now (such as borrowing for college to earn greater income in the future) and to also optimize future consumption patterns (like investing for retirement supporting a better lifestyle when income from employment lags).  From a theoretical perspective, …Read more