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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
December Unemployment 3.2%
By News Release @ 1:31 AM :: 252 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... in comparison with March 2020 (last month prior to pandemic effects), nonfarm jobs were down by 36,200, or -5.5 percent ....

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Saturday, January 21, 2023
Hawaii #1 for multigenerational households
By Selected News Articles @ 6:57 PM :: 403 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Areas with high living costs, large immigrant populations, and housing shortages are abundant with multigenerational homes ....

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Saturday, January 21, 2023
Counties with the most emergency shelters in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 6:35 PM :: 391 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Stacker compiled a list of counties with the highest number of emergency shelters per capita in Hawaii using data from the National Shelter System Facilities database .... 

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Saturday, January 21, 2023
Hawaii has the most honest guns in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:53 PM :: 657 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

... the Average ‘Time-to-Crime’ for Firearms in Hawaii is 3x other states ....

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Friday, January 20, 2023
BLS: Hawaii Most Unionized State in USA
By News Release @ 1:53 AM :: 467 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Two states had union membership rates over 20.0 percent in 2022: Hawaii (21.9 percent) and New York (20.7 percent) ....

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Thursday, January 19, 2023
Sister Isles Among Worst Doctor Shortage in USA
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:01 PM :: 466 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

... a recent national study of 3,000 counties in America found the Big Island has the third-worst shortage of healthcare providers in primary care, Maui has the fifth-worst shortage of healthcare providers in America, and Kauai has the 13th worst shortage ....

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Monday, January 16, 2023
Hawaii Worst State to Drive In
By Selected News Articles @ 9:18 PM :: 517 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... high gas prices, rush-hour traffic congestion and poor road quality ....

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Sunday, January 15, 2023
​How to avert the looming property tax crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:10 PM :: 758 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Hawaii’s population has been declining for six straight years, and if policymakers don’t do something quickly to avert the looming increase in county property taxes, that is likely to continue ....

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Sunday, January 15, 2023
Hawaii Smoking Costs $3.5M Over Lifetime
By Selected News Articles @ 9:16 PM :: 507 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... 6th highest in USA ....

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Sunday, January 15, 2023
Searching for a Side Job? In Hawaii you've got lots of company
By Selected News Articles @ 9:02 PM :: 509 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

... According to recent data, searches for side jobs have seen an increase of 49.89%, with Hawaii ranking sixth among the states ....

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Feds Collect $2M in Fines
By News Release @ 11:36 PM :: 548 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... $1,534,259.15 was collected in criminal actions and $554,363.58 was collected in civil actions ....

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023
2022: Hawaii Had Largest Increase in Energy Costs
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 743 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii residents paid on average $210.26 a month up by $38.08 ....

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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Hawaii Grade 'C' on Low Income School Funding Fairness
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 616 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Because of persistent funding inadequacies and inequities, many schools, especially those serving low-income communities, were not equipped to educate students ....

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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Most Expensive US Cities -- Honolulu 5th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:19 PM :: 857 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... and that doesn’t account for state tax rates, which are among the highest in the nation ....

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Saturday, January 7, 2023
Hawaii Most Expensive Pizza in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:32 AM :: 967 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The Price of Pizza Hut and Domino’s in Every Country and State ....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023
State with worst roads--Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:55 PM :: 707 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... 16% of Hawaiʻi’s rural roads and 26% of urban roads rated with poor pavement roughness ....

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Taxes, housing drive people from Hawaii, policy group says
By Selected News Articles @ 8:25 PM :: 1076 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... more than 15,000 left the state between July 2021 and July 2022 ....

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023
79% of Hawaii Criminals' Guns Smuggled from Out-of-State
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 AM :: 748 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

... According to 2021 data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 78.9% of traced guns in Hawaii were sold by an out-of-state retailer - the third largest share in the country. Firearms traced by the ATF typically have been used, or are suspected to have been used, to commit a crime ....

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Sunday, January 1, 2023
Lives Matter
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 821 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... the important thing isn’t money for the sake of money, but whether it’s being used wisely to make our lives better ....

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Friday, December 30, 2022
The trend continues: Hawaii's population declines — again
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:14 PM :: 1090 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii’s population dropped by almost 7,000 people, or 0.5%, between July 2021 and July 2022 ....

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Friday, December 30, 2022
November 2022 Tourist Count 90.9% of November 2019
By News Release @ 2:06 AM :: 721 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Inflation is 17% from 2019 to 2022 so a 13.7% 'nominal' increase means 'real dollar' spending is down, not up ....

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Thursday, December 29, 2022
Hawaii:  Long, expensive road for government permission to work
By Selected News Articles @ 5:31 PM :: 948 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business

... spend nearly three times as long on educational requirements and be faced with shelling out twice as much in associated fees ....

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Thursday, December 22, 2022
American Dream? Hawaii Business Environment Worst in USA
By News Release @ 11:52 AM :: 871 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... According to the Index, Hawaii’s areas for improvement include business environment (ranked 51st), economic quality (ranked 51st), infrastructure (ranked 35th) and education (ranked 28th) ....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Hawaii Gender Gap #2 in USA--Failing Boys Account for All of DoE Shortfall
By Selected News Articles @ 8:47 PM :: 1027 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii English test scores relative to US average: Female: 0.07 grades above US average -- Male: 1.04 grades below US average ....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Families in Debt: Latest Study Analyzes Hawaii Debt Predicament
By News Release @ 8:02 PM :: 935 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

... From credit card debt and student loans, to mortgages and medical bills ....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Hawaii November Unemployment 3.3%
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 791 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... Jobs increased by 25,800 over-the-year ....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Hawaii Worst Roads in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:23 PM :: 852 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... More than a quarter of Hawaii’s urban roads come in at more than 170 inches per mile on the International Roughness Index (IRI), a measure of how much a vehicle vibrates based on the roughness of the road and how the wheel hits it ....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Artificial Shortage: 74% of Oahu Land is Vacant
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:08 PM :: 1052 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

... Since the state Land Use Commission was created in 1976, “there’s just been a massive falloff on development,” Akina said. Indeed, only 2% of Hawaii island’s land is committed to urban housing and development. Statewide, that percentage is 4% for Kauai and Maui and 26% for Oahu. ...

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Hawaii Among Nine States Running Long-Term Structural Deficits
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 905 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... revenue will continue to fall short of spending absent policy changes ....

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Sunday, December 18, 2022
Hawaii: Burn Thru $1M Retirement Fund in 10 Years
By Selected News Articles @ 11:00 AM :: 1218 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... retirees can expect to burn money fastest in Hawaii ....

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
Report: Inflation is easing in Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 850 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Honolulu showed a Consumer Price Index change of -0.6% over the last two months ....

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Saturday, December 17, 2022
Report: Hawaii among five healthiest states
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 735 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The healthiest states were New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and Hawaii ....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Native Hawaiian Girls LESS Likely to be 'Missing'
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 1936 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Military, Drugs

... Obvious bias: The word “military” occurs 20 times in this report.  The word “drug” four times, “methamphetamines” zero times, “pimp", once, "foster" three times ....

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Saturday, December 3, 2022
How Secure Are Hawaii Public Pensions?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:22 PM :: 954 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Hawaii, pension liabilities totaled an estimated $32.7 billion in 2020. Meanwhile, the state's pension assets totaled $17.4 billion. Considering both assets and liabilities, Hawaii's pension funding ratio is 53.2%, the seventh lowest in the country ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
Hilo Housing Cost Half of Statewide Median
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 PM :: 852 Views :: Hawaii County , Hawaii Statistics

... in Hilo, the typical home is worth $341,500 - compared to the typical home in Hawaii, which is worth $636,400 ....

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Friday, December 2, 2022
DBEDT Economic Projections Unchanged
By News Release @ 9:17 PM :: 669 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... DBEDT kept economic growth projections for 2022 and 2023 for the State unchanged at 2.6 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively ....

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Hawaii Parents Most Reliant on Child Support in USA
By News Release @ 2:42 AM :: 759 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

... In Hawaii, parents receive an average of $16,656 in child support annually; this makes up 25.1% of their income ....

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Accounting for Inflation, Tourist Spending is Down from 2019
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 761 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Inflation is 17% from 2019 to 2022 so a 15.1% 'nominal' increase means 'real dollar' spending is down, not up ....

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Sunday, November 27, 2022
Economic Freedom: Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:30 PM :: 902 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

“...our residents will continue to suffer and flee the state....”

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Friday, November 25, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment 3.4%
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 870 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... total nonagricultural jobs increased by 4,900 in October over September ....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Hawaii: Critically Low Lung Cancer Screening Rates Reveal Opportunity to Save More Lives
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 754 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii ranks last in nation for early lung cancer diagnosis ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
Hawaii's public school enrollment decreased during the pandemic
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 AM :: 783 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools saw enrollment drop by 4.75% from 2019 to 2022. Meanwhile, charter schools experienced a 1.85% enrollment increase ....

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Thursday, November 17, 2022
Hawaii Short 3,873 Healthcare Professionals
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 877 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The state’s need for healthcare professionals has grown 76 percent – from 2,200 job openings in 2019 to 3,873 openings today ....

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Fitch: Public Employee Pay Hikes, Higher Interest Rates Will Push Hawaii Liabilities Higher
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 791 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

"...higher inflation will pressure pension liabilities via rising employee wages, which raise projected benefits, and automatic cost of living adjustment mechanisms...."

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Thursday, November 10, 2022
Respiratory Syncytial Virus and influenza are increasing in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 898 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms ....

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
75% of Hawaii Rural Hospitals at Risk of Closing
By News Release @ 7:41 PM :: 1572 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii has the highest percentage of at-risk rural hospitals in USA ...

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
Unemployment Trust Fund Grows to $205M
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 787 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, Taxes

... Hawaii’s unemployment insurance (UI) program is funded exclusively by employers via state and federal payroll taxes on wages ....

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Thursday, October 27, 2022
Tourist Count Reaches 95.5% of Pre-COVID Number--Spending Flat
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 763 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... accounting for inflation, the actual dollar increase in tourist spending is a paltry $30M ....

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Thursday, October 27, 2022
Voting Power? Hawaii Ranks 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:41 PM :: 802 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

... how much your individual vote counts ....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
2023 State Business Tax Climate Index--Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Tax Foundation @ 10:46 PM :: 744 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare ....

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