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Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Honolulu Third-Fastest Construction Job Growth
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 2394 Views :: Development, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

Honolulu Metro Area Hits All-Time April Construction Employment High as Employers add 5,000 New Jobs....

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Hawaii: 9th Best State for Military Retirees
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 PM :: 1772 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...the average officer is only 47 years old upon retirement from service....

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Monday, May 30, 2016
Report: Hawaii 5th-Healthiest Seniors
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 3483 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Next-generation seniors set to be less healthy than current seniors, with 55 percent growth in diabetes, 25 percent increase in obesity....

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Friday, May 27, 2016
April 2016: Visitor Expenditures Decline 1.1 Percent
By News Release @ 9:31 PM :: 1332 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...but total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands increased 3.4 percent from a year ago to 700,573 visitors....

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Friday, May 27, 2016
UH Report: 14,954 Homeless Seek Help – 24% from Mainland
By Selected News Articles @ 6:03 AM :: 1663 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...The increase was highest among unaccompanied homeless adults: 8,250 accessed services in FY 2015....

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Hawaii Most Unaffordable Rentals of Any State
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 1917 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

In Hawaii the two-bedroom housing wage is $34.22/hr ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Hawaii one of only 14 States to Tax the Dead
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 1705 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...In addition to the federal estate tax of 40 percent....

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Hawaii Seniors’ Income: Say 'aloha' to a good retirement
By Selected News Articles @ 6:30 PM :: 2540 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...ratios of pre-retirement income that seniors are replacing range from a high of 72.59% in Hawaii to a low of 48.22% in Massachusetts....

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Monday, May 23, 2016
Hawaii: Worst State to make a Living
By Selected News Articles @ 3:44 AM :: 2966 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...For the sixth year in a row Hawaii was named the worst state to make a living for its 68.6 percent higher cost of living than the national average....

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Sunday, May 22, 2016
UHERO Releases County Economic Forecasts
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1816 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Hawaii’s four counties are moving steadily forward, accommodating new visitors, restoring lost jobs, and growing household incomes....

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Monday, May 16, 2016
Report: Hawaii State-Funded Pre-K Serves only 365 Students
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 1508 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

In Hawaii, this is the first year the Executive Office on Early Learning’s pre-K program was included in the report....

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Monday, May 16, 2016
Study: Feds Grip on Hawaii Tightens 41%
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:58 PM :: 1254 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...a spate of new regulatory restrictions that have affected Hawaii....

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
How much do federal regulations cost Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:28 PM :: 1158 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... 41% growth in regulatory impact between 1997 and 2013 ....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
Dollar Worth only $0.86 in Hawaii, the most expensive state
By Selected News Articles @ 7:03 PM :: 1621 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...compared to the national average cost of goods and services....

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Marijuana Legalization and State Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 3:29 PM :: 1859 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Drugs

...two studies that serve as guides for legislators, the media, and the public as to the state of marijuana taxation today and the implications of taxing marijuana in the future....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Energy: Banking on Wind and Solar Keeps Hawaii Dependent on Oil
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 1674 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...After all the hype, 94% of Hawaii baseload electricity comes from non-renewable sources....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Obesity Rate Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in West Virginia
By Selected News Articles @ 6:28 PM :: 1269 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

At 18.5%, Hawaii has the lowest adult obesity rate in the U.S., closely followed by Colorado at 19.8%....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Hawaii Ranks Third in Nationwide Access to Justice Study
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 1503 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Judiciary

The Justice Index 2016 Findings, just released by the National Center for Access to Justice, ranks Hawaii among the top three states....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Honolulu has 3rd-Lowest Mortgage Write Off Rate Nationwide
By News Release @ 3:01 PM :: 1386 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... In Honolulu 1.49% of Mortgages are written off as noncollectable by lenders ....

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Monday, May 09, 2016
Getting Old? Hawaii 7th Best Place to be
By News Release @ 11:39 PM :: 1549 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Study Examining Senior Care Cost and Quality Reveals Best and Worst States to Age in....

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Monday, May 09, 2016
Survey: Hawaii #1 for Road Rage
By News Release @ 8:12 PM :: 1829 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Are you feeling hot under the collar yet?....

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Friday, May 06, 2016
Moody’s: Hawaii #3 in State Debt
By News Release @ 5:56 PM :: 1914 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Thirty-five states experienced a decrease in absolute debt levels....

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016
HTA: Visitor Arrivals Set New Record
By News Release @ 4:45 PM :: 1390 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands in March 2016 set a new record for the month with 786,262....

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Hawaii 3rd Most Expensive Home Health Care in U.S.
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 2440 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

When it comes to hiring a home health aide, where you live matters....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Report: Hawaii Among Best in College Affordability
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 1478 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

College Affordability Diagnosis shows that higher education has gone from expensive to unaffordable for most American families....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hawaii: “The only state in which both legislative and executive branches are perceived to be very corrupt”
By Selected News Articles @ 5:37 PM :: 4242 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii's aggregate scores are in the highest quartiles of both illegal and legal corruption....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hawaii Lowest Property Taxes in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 1556 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Illinois has the nation’s highest median property tax rate at 2.67 percent, according to new data from CoreLogic, while Hawaii has the lowest median property tax rate at 0.31 percent....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Problem Gambling? Hawaii 2nd-Worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:59 PM :: 5853 Views :: Gambling, Hawaii Statistics

...second in problem gambling treatment....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Hawaii Taxpayers Still Not Getting Truthful Financial Reports
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 1483 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

A new accounting standard is requiring Hawaii to come clean about its pension debt, but the state is still hiding billions of pension and health care debt from its financial reports....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
DBEDT: Housing Gobbles Up Hawaii Consumers Income
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1482 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Compared with 2004‐2005, Honolulu consumers spent more on housing in 2013‐2014, with the share of housing increasing from 31.7% to 43.2%....

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Monday, April 25, 2016
Hawaii Preschool Costs More Than College
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 2256 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Child care for a 4-year-old costs an average of $776 each month....

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Air Quality: Honolulu Makes ‘Cleanest Cities’ List
By News Release @ 3:44 PM :: 1804 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics

"...only four cities—Burlington-South Burlington, Vt.; Elmira-Corning, N.Y.; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Salinas, Calif.—qualified for the 'cleanest cities' list in the "State of the Air' report...."

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
US News & World Report: Best High Schools in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:32 PM :: 2014 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

We reviewed 28,561 U.S. public high schools; 17 Hawaii schools made our rankings....

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
DLIR: Construction Industry’s 12.1 Percent Projected Growth Leads Expansion
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 1400 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Employment Forecasts for the Short-Term Future – 2017....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Government Spending Transparency: Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 1634 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

...Hawaii fails to provide any information at all on recipients of key subsidy programs....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
DBEDT Profiles Hawaii Non-English Speaking Population
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 1065 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...report examines the non-English speaking population in Hawaii based on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau from 2010 to 2014....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Appleseed: Hawaii’s Poor Need a Tax Cut
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 2016 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living
“The State of Poverty in Hawai‘i: How Hawai‘i’s Residents Are Faring Post-Recovery.”
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Hawaii 2nd Highest Overall Tax Burden in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:50 PM :: 1424 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...and the highest total sales and gross receipts tax as percentage of personal income....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
National Report Sees Hawaii Drop to 42nd in Economic Competitiveness
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:27 AM :: 1716 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute says state tax burden continues to stifle economic growth in Hawaii....

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Thursday, April 07, 2016
Hawaii Tax Freedom Day April 19
By Tax Foundation @ 4:52 PM :: 1430 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Americans will collectively spend more on taxes in 2016 than they will on food, clothing, and housing combined....

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Taxpayer Return on Investment: Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:56 PM :: 1375 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...contrasting state and local tax rates with the quality of the services provided....

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Monday, April 04, 2016
College Readiness: How did your school Do?
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 1721 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

School by school reports...

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
HTA: Visitor Spending up 1.2% for February
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1407 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Total spending by all visitors was $43.3 million per day in February 2016....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Cigarette Taxes: Hawaii 5th Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 PM :: 1574 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii Cigarette Taxes are $3.20 per pack....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuition up 136%: UH Manoa Ranks #1 in USA—and Administration Wants More
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 PM :: 1927 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

Startclass examined data from the National Center for Education Statistics to find the public schools with the highest tuition increases over the past 10 years....

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
TomTom: Honolulu 6th Most Congested in USA
By News Release @ 12:07 AM :: 1399 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail
Congestion Level: 29% More Travel Time Compared With Free-Flow—a 3% Drop from Last Year
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Monday, March 21, 2016
Hawaii 12th Most Expensive State to Own a Car
By Selected News Articles @ 9:42 PM :: 1646 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... the three-year cost of car ownership in Hawaii is $12,065 ....

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Friday, March 18, 2016
Beer Taxes: Hawaii Ranks #5 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:11 PM :: 1669 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii beer tax is $0.93 per gallon ....

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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Honolulu Drivers Waste 49 Hours in Traffic
By News Release @ 3:16 AM :: 1557 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

... Honolulu ranks 10th in US traffic time wasted ....

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Thursday, March 17, 2016
2016 County Health Rankings Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:31 AM :: 1197 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Oahu ranks best followed by Kauai, Maui and Hawaii Counties....

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