Category Archives: The Economy

Wyoming — Supersector Employment Analysis

Axioms are truths, and my primary Axiom is that Jobs Are Everything to an economy.  Period.   What kind of jobs are created or lost make a difference – not all jobs pay the same.  Job growth, however, is not systemic across the country by state.  Variability in job growth exists across all states at any …Read more

State Job Growth November 2018

Axioms are truths, and my primary Axiom is that Jobs Are everything to an economy.  Period. Job growth, however, is not systemic across the country by state.  Variability in job growth exists across all states at any point in time and also within the same state over a time period.    As usual, I invoke …Read more

U.S. & State Population Changes — 2017 to 2018

While I always say that jobs are everything, there are also demographics to consider.   Unlike most of the economically developed world, the U.S. continues to grow in population – both by births and net migration.  The U.S. Census Bureau just released their population estimates for 2018 for the U.S., states and the District of Columbia. …Read more

Fastest Growing Jobs of 2018

It is only Wednesday and I have already been asked by three parents this week what their kids should study at college in order to obtain a well-paying job upon graduation.   While the question seems simple, the answer likely involves several more questions.  The cost of obtaining the education necessary for the job varies.  Likewise …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Best Big Cities to Live In Today 2018

There is no shortage of the best places to live lists, with each yielding a differing set of winners – with the outcome dependent on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, metrics and relative weightings.   A Best Cities to Live Stewart Blog was last included in September 2018 which can be found at http://blog.stewart.com/stewart/2018/09/25/another-top-10-list-best-places-to-live-in-america-2018/ The latest …Read more

October 2018 U.S. Monthly Job Creation Hits 250,000, Wages Grew 3.1 Percent Year-Over-Year and Unemployment Remained at 3.7 Percent, the Lowest in 49 Years

The U.S. added an impressive 250,000 net new jobs in October 2018 (preliminary), with 1.488 million net new jobs year-to-date compared to 1,464 million a year ago for the same period – an increase of 1.61 percent.   The total gain in the prior 12-months of 2.516 million represented a 1.71 percent annual job growth rate …Read more

Another Top-10 List — Greenest Cities in America 2018

No doubt there is general agreement on the idea that we should leave Mother Earth in better shape than when we arrived.  The extent to how much should be done to preserve and improve this planet, however, likely varies across every individual and from city to city. WalletHub developed a methodology to rank the 100 …Read more