March 2019, Volume 37, Issue 6

Index of State Economic Momentum

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 first quarter of 2019, Nevada retained the top spot, while Delaware most closely approximated the national average economic performance.

March 2019, Volume 37, Issue 5

Gee Whiz Data: Education

The Digest of Education Statistics 2017, released in January by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), may not be a quick read, but it does contain scores of interesting state-specific data tables.

February 2019, Volume 37, Issue 4

What If? (Federal Budget)

What if the Budget Control Act spending caps return for fiscal year 2020?

Peril on Two Wheels, Two Feet

A voluminous new report updates bicycle and pedestrian safety in the United States.

February 2019, Volume 37, Issue 3

Millennials and Boomers Go Their Own Ways

A recent paper focuses on migration patterns for two demographics: young adults and retirees.

Growing Organics

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports on the number of certified organic farms, acreage, and sales by state and by commodity.

January 2019, Volume 37, Issue 2

Stress Testing States

Moody’s Analytics has begun stress-testing states to assess their vulnerability to economic downturns and their capacity to respond.

A SNAP Gap

Some households could see as much as a 55-day gap between their February and March SNAP benefits because of the recent government shutdown.

January 2019, Volume 37, Issue 1

Disaggregating Population Changes

In addition to the annual change in state population, recently released census estimates include births, deaths, and domestic and international migration. This detail can provide insights into what’s driving changes in a given state.

SALT in the Wound

Federal and state revenue officials—as well as individual tax filers—are about to learn the impact of limiting the federal deduction for state and local taxes to $10,000.

December 2018, Volume 36, Issue 23-24

Index of State Economic Momentum

November 2018, Volume 36, Issue 22

Assessing State Tax Systems

November 2018, Volume 36, Issue 21

The State-Federal Balance of Payments

October 2018, Volume 36, Issue 20

State Business Tax Climate

October 2018, Volume 36, Issue 19

State and Local Finances in FY 2016

September 2018, Volume 36, Issue 17

Defense Spending by State

August 2018, Volume 36, Issue 15-16

The Potential of Regional Price Parities

July 2018, Volume 36, Issue 14

About the Sales Tax

July 2018, Volume 36, Issue 13

Count Your Children Well

June 2018, Volume 18, Issue 12

Index of State Economic Momentum

June 2018, Volume 36, Issue 11

Are Opioids the New Tobacco?

May 2018, Volume 36, Issue 10

On Population Trends and Housing Costs

May 2018, Volume 36, Issue 9

States and the FY 2018 Federal Budget

April 2018, Volume 36, Issue 8

The 2018 Camelot Index

April 2018, Volume 36, Issue 7

Census, Census Everywhere

March 2018, Volume 36, Issue 6

Index of State Economic Momentum

March 2018, Volume 36, Issue 5

A Redistricting Tipping Point?

February 2018, Volume 36, Issue 3

Five Not-So-Easy Pieces

January 2018, Volume 36, Issue 2

Population-Driven Federal Aid