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Monday, September 25, 2023
Hawaii Ranks 4th for Homeless per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 7:37 PM :: 2708 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 :: 1499 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 :: 1702 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 :: 1722 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 :: 1945 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

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

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Saturday, September 16, 2023
How Biden’s Approval Rating in Hawaii Has Changed Since Taking Office
By Selected News Articles @ 4:09 PM :: 2049 Views :: Democratic Party, Hawaii Statistics, Politicians

... The 7 percentage point decline was the seventh smallest among states ....

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Thursday, September 14, 2023
More than 11% of workers in Maui County file for unemployment after deadly wildfires
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 1680 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... There have been 10,448 new claims for unemployment in Maui County in the four weeks since the fires struck ....

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Thursday, September 14, 2023
Hawaii: Bothered by Cost of Living?  Wait ‘til you see Cost of Dying
By News Release @ 2:47 PM :: 1758 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... second highest cost of funerals and end-of-life medical care ....

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Fixing Hawaii’s Tax System; Decrease Taxes for Families, Businesses
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:00 PM :: 1724 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii’s income tax rates are among the highest in the country, and its business climate is consistently ranked poorly. Meanwhile, residents continue to flee the state for less expensive mainland locales ....

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Monday, September 4, 2023
DBEDT: Visitor Recovery continues Thru July
By News Release @ 8:17 PM :: 1536 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... 932,713 visitors arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in July 2023, an increase of 1.5 percent from July 2022 ....

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Monday, August 28, 2023
Income tax reform would make Hawaii more affordable
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:04 PM :: 1784 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... a family of four earning Hawaii’s median income of $88,005 a year would have a state income tax bill of $5,086. At that income level, only Oregon families face a higher tax burden ....

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
DBEDT Releases 2022 Hawaii Data Book
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 1709 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... The Hawai‘i State Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawai‘i ....

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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Hawaii Zoning Atlas Reveals where and how Zoning Rules Limit Housing Supply and Increase Costs
By News Release @ 8:07 PM :: 2616 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

... The local Atlas team is part of a national coalition aiming to inform solutions to the housing crisis by cataloging land use policies across the U.S. ....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Hawaii's Five Community Colleges Ranked
By Selected News Articles @ 9:39 PM :: 2324 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... 2023’s Best & Worst Community Colleges ....

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Saturday, August 5, 2023
DoE Teacher vacancies drop
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 2444 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... DoE reports a significant decrease in the number of teacher vacancies this school year – roughly 340 – compared to more than 1,000 vacancies at the start of last school year ....

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Thursday, August 3, 2023
Hawaii Highest Monthly Expenses in USA
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 2797 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii residents spend $3,070 each month on the ten most common household bills, which is +50% above the national average ....

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Thursday, August 3, 2023
Hawaii 2nd Lowest Student Debt
By Wallet Hub @ 1:51 PM :: 2528 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... 2023's States with the Most and Least Student Debt ....

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Friday, July 28, 2023
Tourist Count Up 5.5%
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 2311 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... 889,274 visitors arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in June 2023, an increase of 5.5 percent from June 2022 ....

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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Hawaii Largest CO2 INCREASE in USA
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 2962 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

... Between 2020 and 2021, the most recent years of available data, carbon emissions in Hawaii increased by 16.2%. Over that period, energy related carbon dioxide pollution went from 14.9 million metric tons to 17.3 million metric tons ....

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Saturday, July 22, 2023
Talk of the town: Rail Operating Cost $54 per passenger
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:25 PM :: 2394 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

... the highest per-passenger cost among light-rail systems in the nation — by far ....

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Sunday, July 16, 2023
Rail Ridership 21 Times Below Projections
By Selected News Articles @ 5:56 PM :: 3283 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

... 4,000 is a little short of the number that HART projected it would attract once the system is completed: 84,000 people a day ....

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Sunday, July 16, 2023
Auditor: Honolulu Human Resources Data Almost 100% Erroneous
By News Release @ 4:47 AM :: 2132 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Based on the high error rates, we concluded that DHR’s data was unreliable and insufficient to conduct further analysis .... 

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Thursday, July 13, 2023
Hawaii Ranks 44th for Marijuana Consumption
By Selected News Articles @ 8:00 PM :: 2084 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

... 85.1% of residents haven't smoked weed in the last year ....

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Thursday, July 13, 2023
Skyline's $54 per passenger operating cost highest in U.S.
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:13 PM :: 3878 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

... “Taxpayers are already paying an enormous amount to build the project, but now are paying even more to run it nearly empty” ....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023
35 Years of Stagnation: Tourism Income Flat Since 1988
By UHERO @ 4:36 PM :: 5405 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... in recent decades visitor spending stopped growing while the number of tourists continued to increase ....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Double Nothing is Nothing: City announces updated and corrected ridership numbers for Skyline
By News Release @ 6:06 PM :: 1922 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

... $13B / 3,666 avg daily riders = $3.5M per rider  We could have bought each rider a house near their job and a Cadillac or two to put in the garage -- and still saved billions ....

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Thursday, July 6, 2023
Hawaii income tax burden second highest in nation
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:09 PM :: 1841 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... One reason is higher rates apply early on the income spectrum, so nearly all taxpayers pay higher rates, says a new analysis ....

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Saturday, July 1, 2023
Long COVID and Unemployment in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 8:50 PM :: 1753 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...Roughly 10-30% of people who get COVID, suffer persistent symptoms colloquially known as “long COVID”....

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Thursday, June 29, 2023
UHERO: Housing Even More Expensive Than Reported
By News Release @ 6:39 PM :: 1440 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... UHERO released the first edition of an annual report on the state of housing called “The Hawaiʻi Housing Factbook” ....

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023
How Gov. Josh Green’s Approval Compares to the Nation’s Most Popular Governors
By Selected News Articles @ 3:47 PM :: 1818 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Politicians

... Green has an approval rating of 62% and a disapproval rating of 22% ....

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Friday, June 23, 2023
Hawaii Tops Health Rankings Again
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 347 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... but Hawaii is among the worst states in terms of women receiving early prenatal care ....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Hawaii Gun Registration Applications Drop
By News Release @ 4:35 PM :: 2174 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment

... 21,881 personal/private firearm permit applications were processed statewide during 2022, marking a 6.1% decrease ....

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Honolulu: Where High Earners Lose 2nd Most To Taxes and Cost of Living
By Selected News Articles @ 12:00 PM :: 2381 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... in Honolulu a $250K salary is worth $82,672.04 ....

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Monday, June 19, 2023
Hawaii most expensive state to live in
By Selected News Articles @ 5:03 PM :: 2457 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

"... living in Hawaii would require an annual income of at least $80,000 to $100,000 for a single person and around $125,000 to $150,000 for a family ....”

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Monday, June 19, 2023
Honolulu Credit Card Debt Soars
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 2283 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Honolulu average household credit card debt is $14,927, up by $2,498 ....

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Monday, June 19, 2023
Honolulu Rent Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:11 PM :: 2347 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... #1 Highest Avg Rent in USA: Urban Honolulu, HI $2,514/mo ....

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Friday, June 16, 2023
Hawaii May Unemployment 3.1%
By News Release @ 2:34 PM :: 2111 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... in comparison with March 2020 (the last month prior to pandemic effects), nonfarm jobs were down by 24,200, or -3.7 percent ....

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Thursday, June 15, 2023
Hawaii Worker Productivity Drops Sharply
By Selected News Articles @ 4:15 PM :: 2206 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Energy-producing and tourism-dependent states took the biggest hits in productivity: Hawaii was down 5.3% to $75.39 ....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Hawaii children strained under tight economic conditions, report says
By Selected News Articles @ 11:08 PM :: 2089 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii ranks 44th in the nation for children’s economic well-being, seventh lowest in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday ....

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Saturday, June 10, 2023
Hawaii highest household debt to income ratio
By Selected News Articles @ 9:12 PM :: 1625 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii has the highest debt-to-income ratio of any state at 2.26 ....

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Saturday, June 10, 2023
The Real Value of $100 in Hawaii -- $86.80
By Selected News Articles @ 8:58 PM :: 2047 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... you’ll get a lot more for your money in Mississippi than in Hawaii ....

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Monday, June 5, 2023
Hawaii Economy 5th-Worst in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:19 PM :: 1658 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... some contribute more than others ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Ranking Individual Income Taxes--Hawaii 5th Highest
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 1990 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... and State Tax Collections per Capita--Hawaii 4th Highest ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Hawaii Job Satisfaction 3rd Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 2041 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Cost of Living

... Three Lowest States: Arkansas (2.1), Mississippi (2.3), Hawaii (2.5) ....

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
DBEDT: Economic Recovery Continues in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:16 PM :: 1732 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... projected economic growth rates for Hawai‘i for both years are better than the expected growth rates for the nation ....

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Hawaii visitor spending up as tourism continues to recover from the pandemic
By Selected News Articles @ 10:41 PM :: 1641 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... 806,209 people visited Hawaii in April 2023, representing a 97.4% recovery since April 2019 ....

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
CDC: Hawaii drug overdoses doubled over the last decade
By Selected News Articles @ 2:21 PM :: 1786 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

... Hawaii had a reported 254 drug-related deaths recorded in the 12 months before December 2022. That amount could be as high as 298 after death investigations finalize, an increase of 7% from the prior year, according to the CDC ....

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Hawaii Property Tax Rates Creeping Up
By Tax Foundation @ 2:47 PM :: 1863 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii property taxes go from 28th worst to 32nd worst in four years ....

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Friday, May 26, 2023
Honolulu Among Least Affordable Cities for Home Buyers
By Selected News Articles @ 10:11 PM :: 1936 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Honolulu ranks 280th of 300 overall and 62nd of 68 among large cities ....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
'Out of State Permits' Drop 30%
By News Release @ 3:52 PM :: 1825 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

... 30 percent decrease over the past four years in the number of out-of-state permits issued in the City and County of Honolulu, falling to 2,545 in 2022 from 3,655 in 2019 ....

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