Analysis Archive

2011 American Community Survey Household Income Data for Jackson Metro Area

November 7, 2012

The 2011 American Community Survey shows the Total Household Income for Hinds, Madison, and Rankin counties in the Jackson Metropolitan Area (see graph below). Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 ACS, 1 Year Esti ...




CBO report of Federal Tax Rates

July 12, 2012

The CBO is out with a new report about Federal Tax Rates.  The report states that: "The overall average federal tax rates of 18.0 percent in 2008 and 17.4 percent in 2009 were the lowest in the 1979–2009 period and were well below the previous low of 19.4 percent in 2003 and the ...




Bureau of Economic Analysis Personal Income estimates, 2010 vs 2011

June 20, 2012

For Mississippi, the per capita personal income for 2010 was $31,071 vs $32,176 for 2011 (a 3.6% increase which places Mississippi 44th in the nation in the percentage increase from 2010 to 2011).  Mississippi is still ranked 50th in per capita personal income in 2011. Source: http://www...




Jackson MSA Personal Income, 2010 (preliminary)

August 10, 2011

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released a preliminary assessment of 2010 personal income by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 (see the link below for the full report).  The BEA states that “Personal income rose in 2010 in all but four of the nation&am...




Mississippi data from the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care report

June 30, 2011

The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care (see link below) has a report for the year 2007 that calculates the "percent of decedents seeing 10 or more physicians during the last six months of life."  The data may be downloaded for specific areas of a state.  Below are the areas listed for ...




Bureau of Labor Statistics report on how long to find employment

June 14, 2011

  “The recent recession has had a profound effect on the length of successful job search. The table shows the distribution of transitions from unemployment to employment by duration of unemployment (in weeks). From 1994 through 2008, roughly half of all unemployed jobseekers fou...




May 2011 Employment Data discouraging

June 6, 2011

The June 3 release of May employment data by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is discouraging (to say it mildly).  Nonfarm payrolls added only 54,000 jobs in May.  This is way below the amount needed to get back to pre-2009 unemployment levels (estimates vary between 100,000 and 150...




How much does Social Security contribute to the US budget problem?

February 16, 2011

“Under current law, spending on Social Security is also projected to rise over time as a share of GDP, albeit much less dramatically.”  This is a conclusion from the Congressional Budget Office in a report about the long-term budget challenges.  (See the link be...




Jackson MSA population grows 8.4% according to Census 2010

February 9, 2011

  The Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area saw a population increase of approximately 8.4% from 2000 to 2010 according to initial Census 2010 data.  The population of the Jackson MSA increased to 18.2% of the total population of the state of Mississippi according to the 2010 data ...




Mississippi clearly a state dominated by small business

January 28, 2011

As the graph below demonstrates, Mississippi is surely at state where the economy depends heavily on small business. ...