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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Hawaii: Critically Low Lung Cancer Screening Rates Reveal Opportunity to Save More Lives
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 1659 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii ranks last in nation for early lung cancer diagnosis ....

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Saturday, November 19, 2022
Hawaii's public school enrollment decreased during the pandemic
By Selected News Articles @ 3:18 AM :: 1838 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii public schools saw enrollment drop by 4.75% from 2019 to 2022. Meanwhile, charter schools experienced a 1.85% enrollment increase ....

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Thursday, November 17, 2022
Hawaii Short 3,873 Healthcare Professionals
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 1889 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The state’s need for healthcare professionals has grown 76 percent – from 2,200 job openings in 2019 to 3,873 openings today ....

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Fitch: Public Employee Pay Hikes, Higher Interest Rates Will Push Hawaii Liabilities Higher
By News Release @ 4:48 PM :: 1804 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

"...higher inflation will pressure pension liabilities via rising employee wages, which raise projected benefits, and automatic cost of living adjustment mechanisms...."

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Thursday, November 10, 2022
Respiratory Syncytial Virus and influenza are increasing in Hawaii
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 1992 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, COVID-19

... RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms ....

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
75% of Hawaii Rural Hospitals at Risk of Closing
By News Release @ 7:41 PM :: 2596 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Hawaii has the highest percentage of at-risk rural hospitals in USA ...

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
Unemployment Trust Fund Grows to $205M
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 2176 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, Taxes

... Hawaii’s unemployment insurance (UI) program is funded exclusively by employers via state and federal payroll taxes on wages ....

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Thursday, October 27, 2022
Tourist Count Reaches 95.5% of Pre-COVID Number--Spending Flat
By News Release @ 7:19 PM :: 1639 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... accounting for inflation, the actual dollar increase in tourist spending is a paltry $30M ....

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Thursday, October 27, 2022
Voting Power? Hawaii Ranks 10th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:41 PM :: 1987 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

... how much your individual vote counts ....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
2023 State Business Tax Climate Index--Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Tax Foundation @ 10:46 PM :: 1571 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare ....

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Monday, October 24, 2022
Fake it to Make it: The whole DoE gets shut down and test scores don’t drop
By News Release @ 4:15 PM :: 3222 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... The worst performing students are now chronically absentee, so we aren't testing them.  So these 'steady' test numbers actually show that the top DoE students have dropped to the pre-COVID level of the average students ....

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Friday, October 21, 2022
UH enrollment dips
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 1818 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... There are 48,373 students currently enrolled at UH, down from 49,773 students in 2021, a 2.8% decrease ....

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Friday, October 21, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 3.5%
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 2009 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Job gains occurred in Leisure & Hospitality (+2,700); Education & Health Services (+500); Construction (+400); and Professional & Business Services (+200)....

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Sunday, October 16, 2022
Honolulu Among Worst Cities to Drive In
By Selected News Articles @ 9:35 PM :: 1764 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Honolulu ranks 90th of 100 cities ....

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Sunday, October 16, 2022
State Financial Condition Still Dismal
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1792 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... $37,000 of shortfall per taxpayer ....

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Sunday, October 16, 2022
Hawaii highest earning hotels in USA
By News Release @ 4:53 AM :: 1742 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Hawaii's 277 hotel businesses average over $25M annual revenue ....

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Saturday, October 15, 2022
Ige Scores 'C' on Fiscal Policy Report Card
By Cato Foundation @ 4:50 AM :: 1786 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... The report examines the tax and spending choices made by the governors and discusses recent policy trends ....

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Moody's revises Hawaii's outlook downward
By News Release @ 3:19 AM :: 1742 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... the state's sound financial position and strong governance, offset by economic concentration in tourism, elevated leverage (combined debt, pension, OPEB and other liabilities) and associated fixed costs ....

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Strive HI--Hawaii Public School Chronic Absenteeism Jumps to 37%, May Account for Improved Test Scores
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 2638 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... The bottom 37% of students are chronically absent, let's see how much their absence improves test scores ....

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
How Do Taxes Affect Interstate Migration?
By Tax Foundation @ 7:37 PM :: 2445 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... four of the top five states Hawaii residents moved to—Washington, Texas, Nevada, and Florida—forgo individual income taxes on wage income ....

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Saturday, October 8, 2022
​Hawaii gas prices hold steady but remain among the highest in the nation
By Selected News Articles @ 5:48 PM :: 1867 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... The cost for a regular unleaded gallon of gas was $5.22 on Wednesday, the same as Tuesday's price, according to AAA ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Hawaii 2nd Highest Benefit from Food Stamps
By Selected News Articles @ 10:27 PM :: 1848 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... only Alaska pays more ....

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Hawaii 5th-Worst State Finances
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 1693 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

... For 2021, Hawaii had $6.5 billion to pay its bills of $24.5 billion ....

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Honolulu Ranks 112th for People with Disabilities
By Selected News Articles @ 10:13 PM :: 2008 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... The average monthly Social Security disability benefit as of August 2022 was only $1,231.80 ....

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Friday, September 30, 2022
Tourist Spending Up 14%, Tourist Count Down 10%
By News Release @ 2:47 AM :: 1536 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... 13.8% growth without accounting for 3 yrs of inflation which is about 16% ....

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
12,603 Hawaii residents left last year
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:42 PM :: 2178 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Hawaii residents are leaving the state in droves because the cost of living is too high .... 

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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Our Kids Are Going Away
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1921 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Not considering charter schools, enrollment dropped from 168,152 in 2018-19 to 156,518 in 2022-23, and it is projected to decrease further to 148,096 by 2027-28 ....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
​Analysis of religious liberties ranks Hawaii 30th
By Selected News Articles @ 10:18 PM :: 1818 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Religion

... The state received a score of 34% based on 29 items that formed six groups of safeguards ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment at 4.1% in August
By News Release @ 8:16 PM :: 1667 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... Statewide, 651,550 were employed and 27,650 unemployed in August ....

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Public Schools Lose 1.9% of Students--But Charter Schools Continue to Grow
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 1872 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... families’ leading reason for removing their students from public schools is for relocation to mainland states ....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
How Much Money Gen Z Makes in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 PM :: 2168 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... median weekly and annual earnings for 16- to 19-year-olds and 20- to 24-year-olds ....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
States that Vaccinate the Most--Hawaii 34th
By Wallet Hub @ 9:58 AM :: 1967 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... there is still a significant chunk of the population that is hesitant to get the vaccine ....

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Monday, September 12, 2022
School Choice: Hawaii Ranks Dead Last
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:40 PM :: 2120 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii is #41 in overall education freedom. The state ranks last in School Choice but fourth in Regulation ....

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Sunday, September 11, 2022
Hawaii 3rd Highest Unemployment Claims Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 1:23 AM :: 1892 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

... 189 Unemployment Claims per 100,000 People in the Labor Force ....

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
2022’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Towns in Hawaii
By News Release @ 2:53 PM :: 1939 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... We examined each city based on ethnicity and race, language and birthplace ....

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Sunday, September 4, 2022
No. 1 In the World – In Tourist Taxes
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 3678 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Tourism

... Honolulu is 75% higher in taxes than the second most tourist-taxed city in the world ....

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Hawaii Teachers Earn 18.7% More than Average--6th Highest in USA
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 2198 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... We compared the average salary of primary and secondary school teachers to the average salary for all jobs in each state .... 

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Tourist Count Reaches 92.4% of Pre-COVID Number
By News Release @ 12:02 AM :: 1438 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... meet the new tourism, just like the old tourism ....

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Thursday, August 25, 2022
Hawaii Ranks #1 for Student Loan Deadbeats
By Selected News Articles @ 6:32 PM :: 2055 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Cost of Living

... No state has a higher percentage of student-loan balances past due or in default ....

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
The cost of employment in each state--Hawaii 7th Highest
By Selected News Articles @ 10:52 PM :: 2669 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

... How much does it cost to hire an employee in Hawaii? ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Hawaii Taxes are 2nd Largest Household Expense
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 2384 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

... Exceeded only by Housing--but on the Big Island, Taxes are the largest household expense item ....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
COVID: Hawaii Lifespan Drop Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 1:14 PM :: 1627 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... From 2019 to 2020, life expectancy declined for all 50 states and D.C., from 0.2 years for Hawaii to 3.0 years for New York ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hawaii Community Colleges Ranked
By Selected News Articles @ 11:48 PM :: 1912 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

... Hawaii's six community colleges vary in quality ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hawaii: Which Counties have the longest commute?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:55 PM :: 1504 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... on Oahu 10.6% of employees have a 60+ minute commute ....

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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hawaii Construction Employment Down 6.6%
By News Release @ 9:02 PM :: 1603 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii had the second-largest percentage shortfall -6.6 percent, -2,500 jobs ....

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Hawaii Unemployment Rate 4.1% for July, 2022
By News Release @ 12:28 PM :: 1508 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 4.1 percent, compared to the revised rate of 4.2 percent in June ....

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Thursday, August 18, 2022
DoH Survey: Just as Many Concerned about COVID as in 2020
By News Release @ 10:51 AM :: 1690 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Sixty-nine percent of Kauaʻi households remain very or somewhat concerned about their household members getting sick with COVID-19. This is unchanged from the level of concern reported in the 2020 CASPER survey....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Death Rate for Hawaii Police Officers 13th-Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:22 AM :: 1819 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Police

... In Hawaii, a total of six police officers have been killed on the job in the last decade, or 212 officers for every 100,000 police on the force as of 2021 - the 13th highest fatality rate ....

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Hawaii Homicides Double Over Last Decade
By Selected News Articles @ 11:13 AM :: 1785 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

... The 105.0% increase ranks as the fifth largest among the 44 states that reported an uptick ....

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
DBEDT Releases 2021 Hawaii Data Book
By News Release @ 12:29 PM :: 1300 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... The book is in electronic form and is available on the DBEDT website ....

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