Department of Defense state spending data for fiscal year (FY) 2020 shows an 8% increase over FY 2019 and wide disparities among states.
In August 2021, 42 states had more job openings than they had job seekers.
A new report includes data on state general fund revenues for FYs 2019 and 2020, with estimates for FY 2021.
With federal fiscal year 2022 now underway, Congress is facing its usual backlog of appropriations bills. This year it has even more balls in the air, however, with physical infrastructure, reconciliation, and the federal debt limit all in play.
The Center for American Progress recently published a study comparing states’ social safety nets and economic outcomes.
Each year, Oxfam America calculates its Best States to Work index, scoring and ranking states on wage levels and working conditions.
The Index of State Economic Momentum ranks states based on their most recent performance in three key measures of economic vitality: personal income growth, employment growth, and population growth. Reports updates the index each quarter. In the third update of 2021, COVID-19 and policy responses to it continue to wreak havoc on state results, as do out-of-date population data.
In 2020, for the first time, poverty is estimated to have been lower using the supplemental poverty measure than using the official poverty definition.
Drug overdose deaths increased more than 30% between February 2020 and February 2021.
The Department of Agriculture has released its 2020 report on food insecurity in the United States.
The Census Bureau has released its state and local finance series for fiscal year 2019, which allows an apples-to-apples comparison of tax structures and burdens among the states. This issue highlights the revenue data.
The Business of Taxing Business
Index of State Economic Momentum: Take 2
Index of State Economic Momentum
2021 KIDS COUNT: TRENDS
State Tax Collections in FY 2020
The 2021 Camelot Index
Volcker Alliance Finds Improved State Budget Practices
Be Best, State Version
A Pandemic Fiscal Stress Test Update
When is a $15 Minimum Wage not $15?
Economic Impact Payments by State
Defense Spending and COVID-19 Data
The State-Federal Balance of Payments in FY 2019
The 2020 Census: What’s at Stake?
Transfer Payments and Second Quarter Personal Income
State and Local Finances in FY 2018