Brief State Economic Monitor: October 2014
Richard C. Auxier
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Most states ended the summer of 2014 on a positive economic note. Up from 14 states a year earlier, 25 states reported August unemployment rates below 6 percent. Every state but Alaska added jobs within the last year. But some troubling signs remain. Inflation-adjusted average weekly wages declined or did not change in 26 states. The latest issue of the State Economic Monitor describes economic and fiscal trends at the state level, highlighting particular differences across the states in employment, state government finances, and housing conditions. This issue also includes a special section on state minimum wages.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Social safety net Taxes and budgets
Tags Poverty State and local tax issues Income and wealth distribution
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center