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Friday, January 18, 2019
Hawaii Construction Employment Down 4.8% for 2018
By News Release @ 5:35 PM :: 190 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii suffered the second-largest construction employment decline in USA....

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Hawaii Tax Structure Uniquely Anti-Manufacturing
By Tax Foundation @ 8:42 PM :: 218 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii, a state with a sales tax base so broad that it applies to more than the state’s entire economy, taxes not just the machinery businesses use to manufacture goods, but also the raw materials used in manufacturing....

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Honolulu, Maui Among Least Affordable Rental Markets
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 254 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...percent of average wages to rent--Santa Cruz County, California (81.7 percent); Honolulu County, Hawaii (74.4 percent); Spotsylvania County, Virginia (73.0 percent); Maui County, Hawaii (69.5 percent)....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Racial Progress? Hawaii 2nd-Worst Health Disparities
By Selected News Articles @ 1:49 AM :: 235 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...WalletHub measured the gaps between blacks and whites across 22 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
DoH Reports 23,479 Medicated Dopers Statewide
By News Release @ 1:35 AM :: 235 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...As of Nov. 30, 2018 there were approximately 6,659 registered patients and 383 caregivers on Hawai‘i Island of the total 23,479 patients and 1,734 caregivers registered statewide. The primary reported condition for adult registered patients is ‘severe pain’. The primary reported condition for children under 18 years of age is ‘seizures’....

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Saturday, January 12, 2019
Budget: Hawaii Scores 'D-' for Legacy Costs
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 321 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...The Volker Alliance gave states grades of A to D-minus, the lowest possible mark, for their practices in five areas that are the building blocks of budgeting nationwide....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Hawaii Ranks 49th for Federal Aid
By Tax Foundation @ 7:31 PM :: 377 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid?....

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Friday, January 11, 2019
Hawaii Sex Trafficking Study--Part 2 Released
By News Release @ 12:37 AM :: 426 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...Eighty percent of those forcibly initiated into prostitution via sex trafficking also prostituted without a trafficker at a later point...."

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Hawaii Smokers Lose $48K Per Year
By Selected News Articles @ 3:02 AM :: 366 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...The Real Cost of Smoking by State....

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Disabled: Hawaii Ranks 6th for Service, 49th for Opportunity
By News Release @ 6:31 PM :: 452 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The Case for Inclusion 2019 Ranks States on Policies and Programs that Encourage Employment and Community Living....

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Monday, January 07, 2019
Hawaii 4th-Fewest Families with Young Children
By Selected News Articles @ 2:59 PM :: 442 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...2019’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family....

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Thursday, January 03, 2019
Government Shutdown: Hawaii 4th-most Affected
By Selected News Articles @ 6:21 PM :: 670 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

...WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics. They range from each state’s share of federal jobs to federal contract dollars per capita to the share of families receiving food stamps....

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Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Hawaii Rankings: Either the Best or the Worst
By Selected News Articles @ 4:14 PM :: 624 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Only five states had more wildly gyrating rankings than California — Hawaii, Vermont, Alaska, Nevada and Connecticut ....

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
November: Visitor Arrivals Up, Spending Flat
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 455 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Total visitor arrivals rose to 781,990 (+4.3%) in November compared to a year ago....

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018
CAFR: State Pension Debt Grows faster Than Tax Revenues
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 734 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...the state still spent about $2 billion more than it generated in fiscal year 2018, and its overall net position dropped by $718.4 million dollars over the course of the fiscal year, in spite of a $326 million increase in revenue generated mostly by airport and harbor fees....

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Saturday, December 22, 2018
Charitable Deductions--Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Tax Foundation @ 1:27 PM :: 510 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Four states had average charitable deductions greater than $10,000...Hawaii averaged $4,111.80....

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
UH Study: Tweekers 15.1% of Emergency Room Traffic at Hawaii Hospital
By News Release @ 2:17 PM :: 887 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Amphetamine-positive patients spent more time per visit on average in the emergency department and were more likely to require medication and physical restraints....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Cato: Ige 3rd-Worst Governor in USA
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 1406 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Rail, Taxes

...The Cato Institute has released its 14th biennial fiscal report card on the governors....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Homelessness: Hawaii has 4th Largest Increase and 4th Largest Decrease
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 919 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness
  • #4 -- HAWAII 460 / 7.6% increase 2007-2018
  • #4 -- HAWAII -690 / -9.6% decrease 2017-2018
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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Economic Security: In Hawaii it Costs $96K
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 PM :: 898 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii takes the cake as the most expensive state in the Union .... 

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Monday, December 17, 2018
National Report: Hawaii Ranks 13th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 807 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...Hawaii is spending $4.5 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is just 32.9 percent of the $13.7 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Hawaii hotel strike linked to lack of economic freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 8:42 PM :: 903 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Tourism, Cost of Living

...According to the Grassroot Institute, high taxes, high government spending and burdensome regulation were major reasons economic freedom in the state continued to decline; they also contributed heavily to the state’s high cost of living....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Pearl City--2nd Least Needy City in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 AM :: 598 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu is tied for most inadequate kitchens--Pearl City has the least inadequate plumbing in USA....

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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Report: Hawaii is the healthiest state in 2018
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 758 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... America’s Health Rankings Annual Report ....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Hawaii Cell Phone Taxes 7.75%
By Tax Foundation @ 11:50 PM :: 741 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii ranks 44th in USA ....

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Urban Honolulu Native Hawaiian Population Declines 12%
By Selected News Articles @ 9:44 PM :: 1061 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...the blame can be placed squarely on high housing prices....

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Saturday, December 08, 2018
Elder-Abuse Protections--Hawaii Ranks 28th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 AM :: 673 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...but Hawaii ranks 48th for protection of elders from abuse....

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Saturday, December 08, 2018
Honolulu Scores Well for 'Wallet Fitness'
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 AM :: 666 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Wallet Fitness is about turning one of Americans’ top stressors, money, into one of your biggest strengths....

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Saturday, December 08, 2018
Health Insurance: Hawaii Cheapest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:33 AM :: 916 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...total cost of premiums and potential spending on deductibles ranging from $4,664 in Hawaii to more than $8,000 in eight states....

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Friday, December 07, 2018
Census Releases 5 Year Study of Hawaii Households
By News Release @ 2:25 AM :: 933 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on December 6, 2018....

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Friday, December 07, 2018
FHA Baseline Limit for Hawaii Homebuyers Increases
By News Release @ 2:11 AM :: 692 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...the baseline loan limit will be $726,525 for one-unit properties....

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Thursday, December 06, 2018
Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Drivers
By Andrew Walden @ 1:00 PM :: 891 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...The best and worst states for drivers, ranked....

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Monday, December 03, 2018
UH: Record-setting Native Hawaiian, Filipino and overall 4-year UH Mānoa graduation rates
By News Release @ 2:44 PM :: 777 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...From 2010 to 2018, the four-year graduation rates for first-time freshmen increased from 10.3% to 32.3% for Native Hawaiian students, and from 13.8% to 37.7% for Filipino students....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Forbes Best States for Business: Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 1011 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawaii has one of the most onerous business tax situations. Another drawback: the highest cost of living in the U.S. Hawaii’s median home price of $708,000 is $115,000 more than any other state....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Report: Since recession, 10 states, including Hawaii, operate at structural deficits
By Selected News Articles @ 3:26 PM :: 970 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Pew found “symptoms of structural deficits” in Hawaii (96.9 percent)....

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Friday, November 30, 2018
Hawaii Ranks 15th for Financial Transparency
By Selected News Articles @ 2:31 AM :: 776 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Report: One-third of states have passable fiscal transparency, the rest need improvement....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Honolulu--6th Oldest Homeowners in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 9:25 PM :: 770 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Provo, Ogden, and Salt Lake City have the youngest homeowners....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
DBEDT: International Students Contribute $498M to Economy
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 888 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...direct spending by foreign students in Hawaii was $241.5 million for the calendar year 2017.  This estimate includes the total living expenses and institutional tuition and fees....

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Charitable? Hawaii Ranks 46th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 630 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...WalletHub determined the most charitable of the 50 states by comparing them across 18 key indicators of charitable behavior....

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Thursday, November 22, 2018
State economic growth downgraded
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 713 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...DBEDT revised its projection on Hawaii’s economic growth downward to 1 percent for 2018 from 1.5 percent....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
If Hawaiians Were Indians, Hawaii Would be #3 for Reservations
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 1271 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii Statistics, OHA

... Largest reservation: Nanakuli Hawaiian Home Land ....

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Monday, November 19, 2018
Hawaii Grade C for Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Laws
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 856 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii is among only seven states retaining an outdated standard requiring that harm to self or others be imminent for a person to qualify for inpatient commitment....

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Hawaii: Nobody Has More Individual Income Tax Brackets
By Tax Foundation @ 10:38 AM :: 932 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii has 12 brackets, the most of any state, followed by California and Missouri, each with 10....

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
GE Tax Receipts Down 0.7%
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 731 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...but income tax is up 12.4% and TAT is up 16.7%....

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Hawaii 39% of Homeowners are 'Equity Rich'
By News Release @ 1:19 AM :: 1655 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...second only to California....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Hawaii rank goes up, but not its economic freedom
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:31 PM :: 1099 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...The Economic Freedom of North America 2018 outlines Hawaii's statistical paradox....

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Monday, November 12, 2018
Hawaii 3rd Skinniest State
By Selected News Articles @ 4:00 AM :: 1225 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...“Fat” is becoming the new normal in America....

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Bad News has a Silver Lining
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:45 AM :: 641 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...economic freedom in Hawaii actually diminished during the latest measurement period, from 6.3 in the 2017 Index to 5.48. But economic freedom in certain other states declined even more....

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Cost of Long Term Care--Hawaii 3rd Highest in USA
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 1115 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Hawaii among three most expensive states for home health aide services and for long term care in nursing facilities....

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Friday, November 09, 2018
Hawaii #1 State for Viagra Prescriptions
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 968 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Which States Fill the Most (and Fewest) Prescriptions for Erectile Dysfunction Drugs?....

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