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Monday, December 30, 2019
DBEDT: Hawaii Losing 13,200 Civilians Per Year
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 1440 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The young adult and prime-working age population in ages 18-34 was the largest age group among migrants....

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
Hawaii 5th Highest Champagne Taxes in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 10:01 AM :: 865 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii taxes champagne at the rate of $2.12 per gallon--5th highest in USA....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
November Tourist Arrivals up 4.2%
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 781 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...and tourist spending is up 3.4%....

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
56% of Hawaii Smokers Tried to Quit Last Year
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 1061 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Lung Assn: Ready to Quit Smoking? ‘Quit, Don’t Switch’ to E-Cigarettes....

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
Worst Drivers: Hawaii #1 State for Drunk Driving
By News Release @ 2:24 PM :: 1380 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Hawaii is #1 for DUI and #4 for speeding....

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
November 2019 Hawaii Vacation Rental Performance Report
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 1232 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tourism

...On O‘ahu, the vacation rental supply in November was 252,000 unit nights. This is a decrease of 4.4 percent from a year ago....

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Monday, December 23, 2019
Honolulu 3rd Most Expensive Homes Per Square Foot
By Selected News Articles @ 6:10 PM :: 1361 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Honolulu, HI – Ownership Cost per square foot -- $684.31....

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Sunday, December 22, 2019
Ninety-One Hours in a Work Week?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1127 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii’s cost of living was 201.3 percent of, or double, the national average, with the primary problem being housing costs that punched in at a staggering 347.1 percent of the national average. Our grocery costs were at 160.8, utilities at 185.2, transportation at 135.7, and health care at 120.3 percent of the national average respectively....

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
UHERO: Hawaii economy enters soft patch
By UHERO @ 1:00 AM :: 1146 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The state’s population has been declining for the past three years, in part because of outward migration....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Hawaii Unemployment Insurance System Ranks 28th in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 10:28 AM :: 1301 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

...Well-designed UI tax systems emphasize greater stability and predictability....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Hawaii Grade F for Business Subsidy Transparency -- 2nd Worst in USA
By News Release @ 2:39 AM :: 1690 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tax Credits

..."Failing States" do not meet even basic standards of online spending transparency for economic development subsidies....

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
Ranking Property Taxes on the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index
By Tax Foundation @ 11:53 PM :: 1508 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...the property tax component of the 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index....

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Monday, December 09, 2019
$100K Retirement Fund? In Hawaii it will be gone in 14 months
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 1510 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii residents pay over $20,000 more per year than the second-most expensive state, California....

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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Hawaii: 91 Hour Work Week to Live Comfortably
By Selected News Articles @ 5:58 PM :: 1490 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii is the single most difficult state for workers to get ahead, requiring $96.1K to enjoy a comfortable life and 91-hour workweeks to get there....

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Thursday, December 05, 2019
Hawaii Ranks Among Least Protection Against Elder Abuse
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 1401 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Life

...2019’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections....

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Thursday, December 05, 2019
America's Health Rankings: Hawaii 3rd-Healthiest State
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 1107 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...America's Health Ranking's 2019 Hawaii Report....

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Monday, December 02, 2019
UH Manoa 4-Year Graduation Rate Hits 36%
By News Release @ 5:06 PM :: 1079 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...Thirty-six-point-six percent of UH Mānoa students who enrolled in fall 2015 graduated in four years, which is more than double the 17.5 percent of students who enrolled in fall 2006.... 

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Thursday, November 28, 2019
Thankful for you
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:30 PM :: 870 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...It is a tribute to the people of Hawaii that our state is consistently rated as the happiest in the country....

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Sunday, November 24, 2019
Honolulu Population Loss 2% Since 2010
By Selected News Articles @ 5:30 PM :: 1272 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...Honolulu, Hawaii, had a net population loss from migration of 19,098 between 2010 and 2018 — 2.0% of the metro’s 2010 population of 953,207....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Financial Transparency: Hawaii Ranks 20th
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 1230 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranks 20th with an overall score of 84/100....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Hawaii: 22.3% of Movers Leaving State
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 AM :: 2242 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...2nd-highest in the USA....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
DBEDT: Hawaii's Worst-in-Nation Economy to Continue 'For Years'
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 1659 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

“...Year-to-date through September, total visitor spending was a negative 0.1 percent and value of private building permits decreased by 7.2 percent....”

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Sunday, November 17, 2019
$136K to live 'comfortably' in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 PM :: 1212 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Median household income in 2018: $80,212....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
WSJ ranks Honolulu Airport 15th of 20
By Selected News Articles @ 9:56 PM :: 1257 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...How the 20 next-largest U.S. airports performed in 15 categories....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
BEA: Hawaii Economic Growth Slowest in USA
By News Release @ 5:09 PM :: 1498 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Wholesale trade was the leading contributor to slow growth in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Hawaii Sitting on $281M Unspent Federal Welfare Block Grant
By Selected News Articles @ 8:28 PM :: 1721 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness

...Idea: Use the money to FORCE the homeless into shelter with drug treatment and mental health care....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Hawaii Roads 3rd Worst in USA
By News Release @ 6:54 PM :: 1416 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...the roads have potholes, illegible street signs and regular heavy congestion....

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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Economic freedom in Hawaii takes a fall
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:31 PM :: 1365 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

... Economic freedom in Hawaii dropped three notches to 40th place among all 50 U.S. states ....

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Thursday, November 07, 2019
​Fewer years of healthy life for Native Hawaiians, UH study finds
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 1476 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

...Native Hawaiians in Hawaiʻi have a shorter life expectancy compared with other racial/ethnic populations in the state....

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Hawaii Counties Among Least Affordable Places for Renters
By Selected News Articles @ 1:40 AM :: 1302 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...We ranked 827 counties by the ratio of rent-to-income....

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Hawaii Highest Mortgage Fees in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:33 AM :: 1232 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...and the lowest average interest rates....

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Monday, November 04, 2019
Honolulu Highest Homeless Veteran Count in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:41 PM :: 1552 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Homelessness, Military

...Honolulu Homeless Veterans per Veteran Population tied for worst in USA -- 46 times higher than first place Virginia Beach, VA....

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Sunday, November 03, 2019
HTA Releases Hawai‘i Vacation Rental Performance Report
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 1530 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... The State of Hawai‘i has experienced record levels of visitor arrivals over the last seven years. However, during this time the number of traditional lodging units, such as hotels, condominium hotels, and timeshare resorts has increased minimally ....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
First 3 Quarters: Tourism Up, Spending Down
By News Release @ 7:07 PM :: 1129 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

...Total visitor arrivals increased 5.5 percent to 7,858,876 in the first three quarters of 2019--spending dropped by 0.1%....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Hawaii Among Only 7 States to Tax Groceries at Full Rate
By Tax Foundation @ 3:40 PM :: 1666 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...How Does Your State Treat Groceries, Candy, and Soda?....

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
More Hawaii residents hold a college degree
By News Release @ 6:53 AM :: 1194 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...The current percent of college degree holders in Hawaiʻi is 46.3 percent, up 1.4 percent from 2017....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
State Business Tax Climate Index--Hawaii Drops from 26th to 37th
By Tax Foundation @ 6:02 PM :: 1421 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii ranks 37th on business tax climate, down 11 places since it re-imposed 3 'temporary' income tax brackets—with a top rate of 11%—and rolled back estate tax reforms....

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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Ige Approval Rate Drops to 36%
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 1667 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Politicians

...Ige's approval rate ranks 48th among US governors....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Hawaii Death Tax Will Soon be Tied for #1
By Tax Foundation @ 4:21 AM :: 1999 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Washington State’s 20 percent rate is the highest estate tax rate in the nation, although Hawaii is set to increase its top rate to 20 percent effective January 1, 2020....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Hawaii: State of Childhood Obesity
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 1710 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... age 10-17--obesity rate 11.5%....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Hawaii: Lowest Percentage of Young Business Owners
By News Release @ 3:38 AM :: 1219 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Hawaii had the lowest percentage of Millennial-owned businesses -- 3.65%....

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Monday, October 14, 2019
Fastest-Growing Cities? Honolulu Ranks 407th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 PM :: 1582 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...some cities know the key ingredients for long-term prosperity better than others....

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Hawaii 3rd-Lowest Uninsured
By Selected News Articles @ 6:15 PM :: 1303 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Cities and States with the Highest and Lowest Uninsured Rates....

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Friday, October 11, 2019
UH enrollment drops another 2%
By News Release @ 9:34 PM :: 1310 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...Nine of the 10 UH campuses saw reductions in enrollment....

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Best Cities for People with Disabilities -- Honolulu 93rd
By Selected News Articles @ 7:09 PM :: 1130 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

... Pearl City has the Lowest Percentage of People with Disabilities in Poverty in USA ....

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Monday, October 07, 2019
Housing Cost Puts Hawaii Among States With Worst Pay
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 1562 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living
...we calculated how many hours at the median hourly wage it took to afford the median one-bedroom apartment in each state....
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Saturday, October 05, 2019
Several schools see proficiency rates in math fall to single digits
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 2088 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Just 3% of Waianae High juniors tested proficient in math last school year, from 11% the year before....

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Friday, October 04, 2019
Energy Efficiency: Hawaii Ranks 16th
By News Release @ 3:42 AM :: 1439 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii improved 2.5 points, thanks in part to a new law that sets efficiency standards for products not covered at the federal level, including computers, faucets, and showerheads....

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Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Vaccinations? Hawaii Ranks 34th
By Selected News Articles @ 6:36 PM :: 1175 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...vaccines prevented 732,000 deaths in the U.S. between 1994 and 2013....

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Sunday, September 29, 2019
They’re Taking Their Business Elsewhere
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2191 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...We, among many others, have long warned that if government squeezes our population too hard with taxes, regulations, and other impediments, people will vote. Not necessarily at the ballot box, but with their feet.... 

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