Getting A State &
National Economic Picture
When researching the impact of
trade policy locally it is often useful to compare your
city or community with state & national economic indicators
like unemployment rates & wage levels. Looking at economic
indicators at a broader level may also help you detect trends
in your hometown and across the country.
Frequently updated analysis on economic indicators in U.S.
Includes: Trade, Jobs, Income and Gross Domestic Product
Census Bureau: Census 2000
National information on employment income, poverty, housing,
population demographics and more
State at a glance info, contains decade long comparisons
over time: median family income, income inequality, poverty
rate, wages, unemployment, jobs paying poverty level wages
Select your state to view information on the amount Federal
Government contributes to your state budget, a "needs"
snapshot showing poverty, health insurance & affordable
housing information, living wage for the state; and information
on tax cuts for the wealthy & spending for the military.
Census Bureau: Census 2000: State & County QuickFacts
Click on your state to see information on population, demographics,
per capita income, poverty levels and number of businesses
owned by people of color & women. Includes comparisons
between state & national figures.
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