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Thursday, November 23, 2017
DBEDT: 9.5M Tourists Expected in 2018
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 118 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

"...air seats will increase by 8.5 percent during the first three quarters of 2018....”

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
DoE: 5-Year Teacher Retention 54%
By News Release @ 3:56 AM :: 153 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Department rolls out more data visuals for public to view....

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Monday, November 20, 2017
DCCA Report: Changing Patterns of Hawaii Air Cargo Traffic
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 245 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...inbound air cargo volume from the U.S. mainland jumped in 2002 due to e-commerce and has been at that high level ever since....

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Monday, November 20, 2017
Honolulu 3rd-Worst City to Live In When You’re Struggling to Pay Off Debt
By Selected News Articles @ 5:32 PM :: 224 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu cost of living is 86 percent above national average .... 

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Sunday, November 19, 2017
Overstock.com: Hawaii Among Top Bitcoin Spending States
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 PM :: 498 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Overstock Began Accepting Bitcoin in January 2014....

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Monday, November 13, 2017
Republican Tax Cut Plan Would Give $3174 to Average Hawaii Household
By Tax Foundation @ 2:33 PM :: 696 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...The increase in family incomes is the result of both the income tax cuts and the broader rise in productivity and wages due to economic growth....

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Sunday, November 12, 2017
Immigration: Only 300 Dreamers in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 476 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Approximately 300 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients live in Hawaii....

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Saturday, November 11, 2017
Hawaii Professionals -- more licensing, fewer requirements
By News Release @ 6:28 PM :: 584 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The Institute for Justice finds Hawaii to be ‘most burdensome’ in USA due to the large number of professions requiring licensure.   In contrast, the Wisconsin study finds Hawaii to be the 'least burdensome' based on an analysis of 10 specific professions and the requirements to attain license in each....

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Fattest States? Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 11:59 PM :: 715 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

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

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Honolulu--4th Highest Veteran Homelessness in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 9:03 PM :: 514 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Military, Cost of Living

...veterans in many cities continue to suffer from long delays in mental-health treatment despite a $10 billion effort to expand veterans’ access to such care....

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Hawaii--The Worst State for Middle-Class Income Earners
By News Release @ 3:19 PM :: 785 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Because of the high real estate prices, Hawaii also had the second-lowest percentage of homeowners....

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Saturday, November 04, 2017
DoH Website Reports Beach Water Quality
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 574 Views :: Environment, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Upgrades provide easier navigation and more information....

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Wednesday, November 01, 2017
These Are The 10 Smartest Communities In Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 1244 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...32 communities ranked from smartest to dumbest....

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Monday, October 30, 2017
Best Small Cities: Waipahu Worse Than Gary, Indiana?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 712 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...one of the best perks of living in a city with a relatively smaller population? Affordability (but not in Hawaii)....

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Friday, October 27, 2017
Corporate Taxes -- Hawaii Ranks 14th
By Tax Foundation @ 3:26 AM :: 488 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii dropped from 11th for 2017 to 14th for 2018....

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
F is for Fail: 2017 Honolulu Small Business Friendliness
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 PM :: 658 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Honolulu Rates F but the State overall rates C-....

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Monday, October 23, 2017
Study: Timeshares Add $5.3B to Hawaii Economy
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 564 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Impact Also Includes 31,727 Jobs and $263 Million in State & Local Taxes....

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Sunday, October 22, 2017
DoTax Leaves Fewer Callers in the Dust
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 642 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Did DOTAX Turn the Corner on Customer Service?....

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Hawaii #1 for Road Rage
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 AM :: 979 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Nowhere are drivers angrier than in Hawaii, analysis suggests....

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Moody's: Hawaii has Already Collected the Taxes for Next Recession
By Selected News Articles @ 9:47 AM :: 761 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii has enough in cash reserves to weather next recession, report says....

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Business Taxes: Hawaii Ranks 27th
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 608 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...The State Business Tax Climate Index is a measure of how well states structure their tax systems....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Quality of Life? Honolulu Ranks 18th
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 627 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Median gross rent as a percentage of monthly income 46.5%....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Kiplinger: Hawaii Taxes 7th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 788 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...and this is before the legislature raised the TAT and increased the Income Tax.... 

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Best Colleges? UH Manoa Ranks 484th -- UH Hilo 729th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 PM :: 1295 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...comparing nearly 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S. across 27 key measures....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
State and Local Taxation Per Capita: Hawaii Takes $5,705
By Tax Foundation @ 2:20 PM :: 732 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii has the 8th highest amount of taxation per capita in the USA....

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
USNWR: Best States? Hawaii Ranks 27th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 AM :: 796 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Fiscal Stability#41....

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Saturday, October 07, 2017
Hawaii: Median Family Spends 6.8 years income to buy median home
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 1758 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is the most unaffordable housing market in USA....

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Thursday, October 05, 2017
Cost of Living: Honolulu adjusted salaries lowest in USA
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:39 PM :: 1966 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu’s adjusted salaries are the lowest in the country, more than $7,000 below the next lowest, Tucson, AZ....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Hawaii Joins States with Highest-Rated Health Insurance Plans
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 955 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii moved up from 11th to 7th ....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Fastest Growing? Honolulu Ranks 333rd
By Selected News Articles @ 2:39 PM :: 689 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Shortage of Affordable housing:  Its not the demand, its the supply ....

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Best Cities for Disabled? -- Honolulu Ranks 62nd
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 PM :: 647 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...According to the Social Security Administration, one in five Americans lives with a disability, and one in 10 has a severe disability....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Why is Hawaii so Healthy? Gallup vs Bloomberg
By Selected News Articles @ 1:32 PM :: 1333 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...Gallup says it's exercise, Bloomberg says it's labor unions....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Hawaii Visitor Spending Grows 6.1 Percent in August 2017
By News Release @ 1:12 PM :: 718 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

Total visitor arrivals rose 4.8 percent to 818,581....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
US Senate Investigating Hawaii's Soaring Medicaid Costs
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 1233 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...CMS data show that total costs for new Medicaid beneficiaries in Hawaii rose from $249.1 million in 2014 to $437.4 million in 2015-a 76 percent single-year increase. Costs per-enrollee jumped 73 percent in that same period, going from $7,462 in 2014 to $12,910 in 2015....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Financial Literacy--Hawaii Ranks 42nd
By Selected News Articles @ 11:06 PM :: 677 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...2017’s Most & Least Financially Savvy States....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Housing ASAP: 714 Homeless Families Placed in Permanent Housing
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 848 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Working towards achieving a shared goal of functional zero by December 2018, which means that every family in Hawai‘i that becomes homeless can be placed into housing within 30 days....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
FBI: Violent Crime up 24% in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:28 PM :: 985 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...but Atty Gen Chin's news release was titled "CRIME IN HAWAI`I AT RECORD LOW LEVEL IN 2016".... 

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Strive HI: How did your School do?
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 888 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The accountability system includes multiple measures of school performance including proficiency in Science, Math and Language Arts/Literacy; chronic absenteeism; school climate; graduation rates; and achievement gaps....

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Hawaii Excise Taxes: $885 per Capita--3rd Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 4:15 PM :: 932 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Excise taxes are particular taxes levied on specific goods or activities....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Girl Scouts Rank Hawaii 23rd for girls' well-being
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 735 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The State of Girls 2017: Emerging Truths and Troubling Trends....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
DoE Touts AP Test Results
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 720 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...double-digit increases in the number of exam takers, exams taken and scores of 3 or higher....

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Hawaii Lowest Teacher Salaries in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 1031 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...adjusted for cost of living....

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Friday, September 22, 2017
How High Are Property Tax Collections Where You Live?
By Tax Foundation @ 3:19 PM :: 877 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii counties collect an average of $980 in property tax per capita....

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Record setting applications for UH Manoa--But Enrollment Still Drops
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 1698 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...the most received in a quarter century--But Fall 2017 enrollment at UHM still dropped 2.5% from Fall 2016.....

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Hawaii is #1 in Teacher Absenteeism at 79% 
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 PM :: 1652 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

In Hawaii about 79 percent of traditional public school teachers are chronically absent. In Hawaii charter schools it’s 23 percent…..

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Hawaii 6th Most Indebted State
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 1262 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...$27,100 = Each taxpayer's share of Hawaii's debt....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Hawaii: 10,464 Student Loan Debtors Over Age 60
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 890 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...up 25% since 2012....

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Survey: Texas More Diverse Than Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:59 PM :: 916 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...2017’s Most & Least Diverse States in America....

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Monday, September 18, 2017
Report: Hawaii Health Insurance Jumps by Avg of $341
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 1305 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Only five states had statistically significant increases in single coverage premiums 2015 to 2016 -- Hawaii is 5th ....

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Hawaii Uninsured Rate Drops 4.36% Since 2010
By Selected News Articles @ 3:21 PM :: 778 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2016 -- -4.36%....

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