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Saturday, October 27, 2018
Highest in USA--Hawaii Electric Rates a Burden for Low Income
By Selected News Articles @ 1:18 PM :: 1898 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...How Affordable is Your Electricity? Comparing Electric Rates, Bills, and Burden....

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
The State of Obesity in Hawaii
By News Release @ 1:07 PM :: 1328 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii's adult obesity rate is currently 23.8%, up from 15.7% in 2000 and from 8.9% in 1990....

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Friday, October 26, 2018
DoE Touts AP Exam Results
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 1233 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...More HIDOE students are both taking and passing Advanced Placement Exams....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
How Much Does Over-Regulation Increase Hawaii Housing Costs?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:32 PM :: 2541 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Government and the Cost of Living: Income-Based vs. Cost-Based Approaches to Alleviating Poverty....

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
ACT Scores Released: Hawaii 4th Lowest in USA
By News Release @ 4:48 AM :: 1352 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Only Nevada, Mississippi, and South Carolina are lower....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Study: Need $111,892 'To Get By' in Hawaii
By News Release @ 4:11 AM :: 3429 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The average annual expenditures total $111,892. The median household income of $71,977 — the fourth highest in the U.S. — isn’t enough...even without putting anything away for savings....

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Friday, October 19, 2018
Hawaii 2nd Most Regressive Tax System in USA
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 1618 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

...only Washington State taxes the poor more than Hawaii....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Ranking Sales Taxes on the 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index
By Tax Foundation @ 3:38 PM :: 1557 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii 24th....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Report: Honolulu Roads 5th Worst in USA
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 1616 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...per-driver vehicle operating costs due to rough roads. Honolulu 8th-worst at $851.  Share of Poor-Condition Roads 54% – 5th worst....

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Politically Engaged States--Hawaii 50th
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 1132 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Office of Elections

... Hawaii Lowest Tax Fairness and Lowest Political Engagement ....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Bogus Study Debunked: Hawaii Teacher Salaries Above Average
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 PM :: 3342 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...With one statewide district, Hawaii ranks 51st for 'opportunity and competition'....

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud--Hawaii 51st
By Selected News Articles @ 12:50 PM :: 1398 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement

...Their data set ranges from identity-theft complaints per capita to average loss amount due to fraud....

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Monday, October 15, 2018
Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition: Hawaii 38th
By News Release @ 6:57 PM :: 1329 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...On the basis of its solvency in five separate categories....

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Monday, October 15, 2018
Hawaii 2nd Lowest Uninsured Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 1407 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... Change in Uninsured Rate Between 2010 & 2017 -4.04% ....

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Kiplinger: Hawaii Among Least tax-Friendly States
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 1593 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

...The Aloha State, one of Kiplinger's top ten least tax-friendly states, is known for its high cost of living — and high taxes....

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
ACEEE: Hawaii Scores Points for GEMS Scheme
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 1272 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranked 16th in the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, falling one position compared to 2017....

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Individual Income Taxes--Hawaii 4th-Highest
By Tax Foundation @ 6:17 PM :: 1815 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...The poorest-performing states on this year’s individual income tax component are New Jersey, California, New York, Hawaii, and Minnesota....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Honolulu Rents Flat for Year
By News Release @ 1:13 AM :: 1324 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Of the nation’s biggest 252 cities 93% have registered Y-o-Y rent increases, 6% flatlined, and only 1% of cities have seen their rents decrease compared to  September, 2017....

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Friday, October 05, 2018
Maui 5th Lowest unemployment in USA, Oahu 7th
By Selected News Articles @ 5:14 PM :: 1255 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...US metro areas with the best and worst job markets....

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Friday, October 05, 2018
Hawaii 3rd Richest State Per Capita
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 AM :: 1595 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...The string of islands in the Pacific Ocean obviously have an economy that functions much differently than the other 49 states....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Pearl City: Lowest Percentage of Disabled in Poverty in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 AM :: 2121 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...2018’s Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities....

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Fastest-Growing Cities in America--Honolulu 308th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 AM :: 1155 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

...WalletHub compared 515 cities of varying population sizes based on 15 key measures of both growth and decline over a period of seven years....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
2018 Digital States Survey Grades Hawaii B+
By News Release @ 2:12 AM :: 1163 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

...Since its inception 21 years ago, this biennial e-survey has helped benchmark state government use of digital technologies to improve service delivery, increase capacity, and reach policy goals....

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Saturday, September 29, 2018
Financial Literacy: Hawaii Ranks 44th
By Selected News Articles @ 5:07 PM :: 1081 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...24 key metrics that represent financial savvy — or lack thereof....

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Friday, September 28, 2018
DBEDT Report: Top 20 Occupations in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:19 AM :: 1712 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Retail Sales Workers topped the list at 42,445 workers in 2016, which accounted for 5.9 percent of Hawaii’s civilian workforce; followed by Food and Beverage Serving Workers at 40,775, 5.7 percent ... Construction Trade Workers ranked third place 34,137, 4.8 percent....

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
UH System Enrollment Down 1.2%
By News Release @ 6:25 PM :: 1334 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...It is the smallest overall decrease in the six years following the great recession....

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Business Tax Climate--Hawaii Ranks 38th
By Tax Foundation @ 4:58 PM :: 1343 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii 4th-worst 'Individual Income Tax'....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
DoH Report on Underage Transsexuals Makes no Mention of the Child Molesters who Victimize Them
By Andrew Walden @ 9:47 PM :: 2212 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The term “hate crime” comes up six times in the report but the phrase “child molestation” never appears....

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Financial State of the States--Hawaii 45th--$31,600 Debt per Person
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 1604 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...the state continues to hide $4.2 billion of its retiree health care debt....

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
Strive HI -- How Did Your School Do?
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 1294 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...click any school to see test results....

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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Hawaii Student Debt Averages $25,125
By News Release @ 5:54 PM :: 1269 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...according to a report released today by The Institute for College Access & Success....

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Hawaii State Taxes $6,084 per Capita
By Tax Foundation @ 3:06 PM :: 1240 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...​How High Are State and Local Tax Collections in Your State?....

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Saturday, September 15, 2018
UH campuses climb in U.S. News and World Report ranking
By News Release @ 5:06 AM :: 1531 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...UH West Oʻahu climbed two spots to number 5 in Top Public Colleges West....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Debt is the No. 1 source of financial stress in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:05 PM :: 1640 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...the average debt in Hawaii is a whopping $869,250....

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Friday, September 14, 2018
Evacuate? 'High Risk' Nuuanu Reservoir--What is Caldwell Administration Hiding?
By Andrew Walden @ 2:01 AM :: 2260 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Hawaii Statistics

...In Hawaii 124 of the state’s 133 dams are deemed ‘at High Hazard Potential’ by the National Inventory of Dams....

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Hawaii property owners so beaten down they don’t often go to court
By Selected News Articles @ 2:54 AM :: 1761 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Land Use

...Hawaii has the nation’s worst property rights record followed closely by California....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
July-Aug 2018: GE Tax Collections up 0.4%
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 1148 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...For FY 2019, cumulative collections of the GET are up by 0.4% from last fiscal year....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Hawaii Sales Taxes Highest Per Capita in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 4:56 PM :: 1314 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii’s sales tax base is broader than economists recommend, applying not just to final consumer products and services, but also to many business-to-business transactions. This results in multiple layers of taxation on the same product or service....

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Monday, September 10, 2018
Hawaii Happiest--and Most Sleepless State in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:09 PM :: 1364 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii ranks as happiest state despite least sleep, study finds....

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Saturday, September 08, 2018
How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes Per Capita?
By Tax Foundation @ 12:45 AM :: 1492 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii ranks 41st collecting $76 per capita....

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Friday, September 07, 2018
States with the Biggest Bullying Problems
By Selected News Articles @ 1:10 PM :: 1569 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

... Hawaii ranks 27th ....

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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Hawaii: Lowest Level of Food Insecurity in USA
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 1691 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...Estimated prevalence rates of food insecurity during this 3-year period ranged from 7.4 percent in Hawaii to 17.9 percent in New Mexico; estimated prevalence rates of very low food security ranged from 2.9 percent in Hawaii to 7.1 percent in Alabama and Louisiana....

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Pearl City: Lowest Percentage of Families with Small Children in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:48 AM :: 2563 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Hawaii Statistics

...Pearl City also has the 2nd lowest divorce rate and the 3rd-lowest percentage of families in poverty....  

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
All UH campuses make top 10 most diverse lists
By News Release @ 3:48 AM :: 1254 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

...according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2018 Almanac diversity rankings....

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Monday, September 03, 2018
Oxfam: The Best and Worst States to Work in America
By News Release @ 11:21 PM :: 1298 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Hawaii ranks #19 overall, #27 for wage policies, #16 for worker protection policies; and #1 for right to organize....

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Friday, August 31, 2018
DoE: 87% of Student Enrollment Growth Comes at Charter Schools
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 1335 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...This year, Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools enrolled 168,152 students (up 57 from last year) and charter schools enrolled 11,546 students (up 386 from last year)....

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Monday, August 27, 2018
Hawaii--6th Best Economy in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:24 PM :: 1484 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii has the most expensive real estate in the country. However, it also has one of the most affluent populations in the country....

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Monday, August 27, 2018
Hawaii--Highest Employment Rate in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:39 PM :: 1414 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...2018’s Hardest-Working States....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Honolulu: $100 Worth Only $80.40
By Tax Foundation @ 10:08 PM :: 1453 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Cost of Living

...In 4th place Honolulu $100 is worth only $80.40, in Maui County, $93.90, but in the rest of Hawaii—Big Island + Kauai--$100 is worth $98.33....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
DBEDT Slashes Hawaii economic growth projection from 1.9% to 1.5%
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1426 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii’s economic growth during the first quarter of 2018 was at 1 percent and the Honolulu consumer inflation was at 1.6 percent for the first half of 2018. Both numbers came out much lower than projected....

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