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  • CHART: Right-to-Work States Are Absolutely Dominating In Job Growth

    05/29/2014 8:13:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/29/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Since 1990, nearly all of the top 10 states for job growth are right-to-work states, while nearly all of the 10 states with the least amount of job growth are non-right-to-work states. More broadly, 18 out of the 25 states with the fastest employment growth are right-to-work states while 19 of the 25 states with the slowest growth are non-right-to-work states, according to data from the U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the past nearly quarter of a century, right-to-work states have averaged job growth at about twice the rate of non-right-to-work states. Excluding Michigan and Indiana (which...
  • Poll: D.C. Only U.S. "State" With Positive Economic Confidence

    02/10/2014 8:53:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    Gallup’s latest economic findings are seemingly straight out of the dystopian novel “The Hunger Games.” That is to say, every state in the nation boasted a negative economic index score; only the District of Columbia -- the capital city -- is seemingly prospering. Surprise: The pollsters posit some interesting takeaways for us to consider: (1) the disparity between the most economically confident state (Massachusetts) and the least economically confident state (West Virginia) is 43 percentage points. (This excludes the District of Columbia, of course, which is not a state).That’s an enormous gap, and one that doesn’t appear to be shrinking,...
  • Gallup: Wyoming Residents Most Conservative, D.C. Most Liberal

    01/31/2014 3:50:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Gallup ^ | 01/31/2014 | Art Swift
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Wyoming was the most conservative U.S. state in 2013, replacing Alabama, which fell to 10th place. The District of Columbia was once again the most liberal area in the United States, with Vermont and Massachusetts having the highest percentage of liberals among the 50 states. Explore complete state data > Overall, Americans were much more likely to self-identify as conservatives than as liberals last year, though that gap shrank from previous years. The most conservative states are located primarily in the South and West, while the most liberal states are found on the East and West...
  • Obama Ready To “Shutdown” 16 U.S. States

    10/07/2013 8:01:01 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 69 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | 6 October 2013 | Brandon Walker
     It has never happened before in the history of the United States. We The People are watching a political game of chess unfold from our nations leaders and are on the very brink of a financial catastrophe like no other since our nations founding. When and if this occurs in just a mere 11 days, on October 17, President Obama is not looking to fix it but rather “shut down” or terminate the charter of 16 U.S. States!The train wreck that was predicted with the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, is being scheduled. Our national debt clock is ticking...
  • What is the Most Screwed Up Thing About Your State? Check This Chart

    09/24/2013 10:33:06 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 62 replies
    Policy Mic ^ | 09/21/2013 | Chris Miles
    For all the U-S-A, U-S-A rah rah that goes around, the United States can be a shameful place.  The below map lays out some of the statistically worst things about each state. It covers everything from health to crime to travel to drug use. Some states don't have it so bad (Ohio, the "nerdiest") but others really kind of suck (Mississippi has the highest rate of obesity at 35.3% of total population ... and ranks poorly in the most number of categories. These include highest rate of child poverty at 31.9%, highest rate of infant mortality at 10.3% lowest median household...
  • The States People Are Fleeing In 2013

    02/08/2013 11:17:12 PM PST · by Cowboy Bob · 34 replies
    Forbes/Yahoo ^ | 02/08/2013 | Jenna Goudreau
    Long-term shifts in the U.S. economy coupled with the recent recession means Americans are more likely to pack up and move for employment-related reasons. Although the total number of residential moves is down, new data shows a clear pattern of the states that people are fleeing the fastest.
  • Fascinating Map on Small Business Friendly States

    05/09/2012 12:42:02 PM PDT · by I still care · 5 replies
    Thumbtack.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
    2012 Thumbtack.com Small Business Survey, in partnership with Kauffman Foundation Overall friendliness Ease of starting a business Hiring costs Regulations Health & safety Employment, labor & hiring Tax code Licensing Environmental Zoning Training programs Networking programs Current economic health Optimism about future Growth rate last year