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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hawaii 9th Worst State to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 8:15 PM :: 1338 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... 2024’s Best & Worst States to Start a Business ....

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Hawaii Worst State for Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:36 AM :: 1379 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

 ... road quality ranks 49th ....

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Thursday, January 11, 2024
Hawaii: State with the Smallest Credit Score Increase
By Selected News Articles @ 3:24 PM :: 1062 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... dead last ....

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Thursday, January 11, 2024
Honolulu Inflation 3rd Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 1151 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Honolulu prices up 0.80% in just two months .... 

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Thursday, January 11, 2024
Hawaii: $2.5M needed to retire
By Selected News Articles @ 1:56 PM :: 1406 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii annual retirement expenditures highest in USA: $103,610 ....

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024
$4.5M: The Real Cost of Smoking in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 PM :: 1139 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

... Hawaii 8th highest cost of smoking ....  

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Americans Moved to Low-Tax States in 2023
By Tax Foundation @ 11:20 PM :: 1362 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Hawaii 3rd biggest loser ....

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Friday, December 29, 2023
DBEDT: Tourist Count Up--Spending Down
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 PM :: 1061 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Spending was down 2.4% in November when compared to the previous year. However, the number of tourists increased by 0.3% to 731,233 ....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Maui: Unemployment drops to 6.5%
By News Release @ 5:01 AM :: 1017 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

... In November, 655,600 persons were employed and 19,550 were unemployed statewide ....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Hawaii slowest to recover pandemic job losses
By Selected News Articles @ 2:08 AM :: 1350 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... Hawaii has recovered only 81% of lost jobs since COVID ....

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Sunday, December 24, 2023
Hawaii's outward migration confirmed in U.S Census Bureau's report
By Selected News Articles @ 7:26 PM :: 1370 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... 12 people per day ....

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Sunday, December 24, 2023
Debt: Hawaii Ranks #1
By Selected News Articles @ 7:20 PM :: 1323 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

“The total state debt balance of $19.7 billion represents 19.49% of the state’s GDP."

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Hawaii Teacher Certification Wins Praise from Heritage Foundation
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:07 AM :: 1395 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

"... Almost three-fourths (72 percent) of its teachers are alternatively certified ...."

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Thursday, December 14, 2023
Hawaii Traffic Fatalities Down from 2022
By News Release @ 2:02 PM :: 1083 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... As of December 13, 2023, 92 fatalities caused by motor vehicle collisions were reported statewide. This is a decrease from the 112 lives lost at this time in 2022 ....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023
DBEDT Projects 'Low' Economic Growth for 2024
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1185 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... DBEDT lowered the economic growth rate for 2024 to 1.3 percent ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Accounts in Distress? Hawaii Ranks 5th in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:28 AM :: 1200 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... States with the Most People in Financial Distress in 2023 .... 

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Hawaii has the highest electricity prices in the U.S.
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 1386 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... An analysis of average electricity prices by state shows Hawaii is easily the most expensive at 30.31 cents per kilowatt ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Tourist Arrivals Down for Third Straight Month
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 1254 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Maui: 35,526 visitors in October 2023, compared to 59,372 visitors (-40.2%) in October 2022 and 59,620 visitors (-40.4%) in October 2019 ....

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Monday, November 27, 2023
How High Are State and Local Tax Collections in Your State?
By Tax Foundation @ 2:50 PM :: 1233 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii is 6th at $7,746 per capita ....

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Friday, November 24, 2023
Hawaii receives low marks for economic, personal freedom
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 1540 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... “It has among the strictest restrictions on residential building in the country. And in 2022, the state worsened the problem by enacting a statewide urban growth boundary that limits land development.” ....

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Hawaii Most Expensive Turkey in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 1372 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... at $52.85, Hawaii has the highest average turkey prices of all the states ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
UH enrollment up, community colleges see first increase since 2010
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 1285 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... Enrollment at the 10 campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi is up 1.2% in the fall 2023 semester compared to fall 2022 ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Hawaii Worst State for Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 1423 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... American Lung Association’s ‘State of Lung Cancer’ report reveals improvement in survival rate for people of color, examines toll of lung cancer state-by-state ....

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Friday, November 17, 2023
Hawaii job count increases by 6,600
By Selected News Articles @ 2:26 PM :: 1441 Views :: Kauai County, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... unemployment on Maui Island stands at 7.4% ....

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Hawaii receives ‘F’ in Shared Hope International’s Report Cards on Child and Youth Sex Trafficking
By News Release @ 7:06 PM :: 1514 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... Hawaii is one of 21 states that fail to prohibit the criminalization of minors for prostitution offenses, thus allowing commercially sexually exploited minors to be held criminally accountable for their own victimization ....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Hawaii is the fourth most impacted state by retail crime in America
By News Release @ 3:14 PM :: 3588 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Small Business

... $288 stolen per resident ....

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Friday, November 10, 2023
Personal Debt Keeps Hawaii up at Night
By Selected News Articles @ 4:30 PM :: 1600 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... 28% of Hawaii respondents — or 410,410 people — said they suffer from insomnia because of concern over their debt ....

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Hawaii Largest Household Debt Increase in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:50 PM :: 1603 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii residents had the largest debt increase in Q3 2023 at $1,093 per household ....

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Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Insurance Division: Nearly $700M Paid on Maui Wildfire Claims
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 1578 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics

... data collected from 200+ insurers ....

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Sunday, November 5, 2023
VIDEO: Why is Hawaii so Expensive?
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:09 AM :: 1795 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

"...It’s the only state where a six-figure salary is required to live comfortably...."

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Friday, November 3, 2023
DoE: Chronic Absenteeism 30%--achievement still lags pre-COVID numbers
By News Release @ 3:12 PM :: 1503 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... absenteeism drifts from 37% to 30% as some students age out of system ....

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023
DoH Survey: Housing Among Lahaina Top recovery needs
By News Release @ 9:41 PM :: 1628 Views :: Maui County, Development, Hawaii Statistics

... The greatest needs identified by the community included financial recovery (26%), finding permanent residence (24%), and finding employment (9%) ....

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Monday, October 30, 2023
Here’s the Living Wage a Single Person Needs To Live Comfortably in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:35 PM :: 4303 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii is the only state where a six-figure salary is required to live comfortably — and no other state even comes close ....

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Monday, October 30, 2023
Lahaina Fires: Tourist Arrivals Down for Second Straight Month
By News Release @ 4:50 PM :: 1676 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... spending on Maui down more than 50% in September ....

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Thursday, October 26, 2023
Hawaii Among Highest Student Loan Payments
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 1620 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

... Hawaii ranks third-highest with a $223 median student loan payment ....

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Hawaii Among Worst: 2024 State Business Tax Climate Index
By Selected News Articles @ 3:49 PM :: 1720 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

... the state’s property tax system ranked 31st and its unemployment insurance tax ranked 41st. The state is 42nd overall ....

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Sunday, October 22, 2023
Hawaii the Sinkhole State
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2387 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... fat, dumb, and happy ....

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Saturday, October 21, 2023
Maui Unemployment Jumps to 8.4% After Fires
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 1658 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Maui’s unemployment rate surges for second straight month ....

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Friday, October 20, 2023
HIEMA: Dozens of Sirens Inoperable
By News Release @ 7:20 AM :: 1633 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Military

... destroyed by lightning, vandalism or drunk drivers  ....

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Hawaii’s Successful Catalytic Converter Theft Law Offers A National Model For Consumer Protection
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 1832 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

“Nobody likes paperwork, especially criminals”

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Monday, October 16, 2023
Hawaii Highest Realtor Costs in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:04 PM :: 1871 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii is the most expensive state for realtor fees with a transaction costing $44,576 to the buyer and seller. ...

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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Hawaii Among Five Worst 'Sinkhole States'
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 3002 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... The report found that Hawaii's financial condition improved in 2022, but the state still needed $11.4 billion to pay its bills ....

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Saturday, September 30, 2023
Before the Disaster: Hawaii Unemployment 3.1%
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 1580 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Data are collected each month from sample establishments for the single pay period that includes the 12th of the month. ...

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
New dashboard highlights areas of Hawaiʻi housing crisis
By UHERO @ 10:04 PM :: 1952 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

... customize data reports based on location, with information such as property and rental market, demographics, zoning and housing stock ....

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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Real Value of $100 in Honolulu $87.15
By Tax Foundation @ 7:37 PM :: 2323 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
... REAL VALUE OF $100 in Hawaii -- Honolulu $87.15 ... Maui County $89.25  ... Rest of State $92.46 ....
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Monday, September 25, 2023
Hawaii Ranks 4th for Homeless per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 7:37 PM :: 2665 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

... must be an undercount ....

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Saturday, September 23, 2023
DoE: Charter School Enrollment Up, Non-Charter Enrollment Down (again)
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 1487 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... charters gain 311 students, non-charters lose 1296 students ....

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Wildfires deliver heavy blow to Maui economy
By UHERO @ 4:30 PM :: 1683 Views :: Maui County, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Hawaii economists say Lahaina locals could be priced out of rebuilt town without zoning changes  ....

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Census Bureau: Detailed Look at Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Groups
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 1694 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... US Census shows majority of Native Hawaiians now live outside of Hawaii .... 

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Monday, September 18, 2023
​Hawaii 3rd Worst State for Teachers
By Selected News Articles @ 8:54 PM :: 1928 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

... 51st – Avg. Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living) ....

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