Things are looking rough for Puerto Rico’s economy these days. We took a look at EMSI’s Puerto Rico data to see what the story was.
Data & Analysis
Economists and news agencies are saying that cold and precipitous winter weather is dragging down job growth and the economy at large. In this post, we visualize some data to help us start to confirm or disconfirm this hypothesis.
Unlike the US — where self-employment has declined precipitously over the last decade — self-employment in Canada has been very consistent since 2001. As with the rest of the economy, self-employment in Canada has seen less volatility over the last 10 years than its American counterpart. But there have still been a number of significant developments.
Midland and Odessa in West Texas. Pascagoula, a port town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Fargo and Bismarck, the two largest cities in North Dakota. These were among the USA’s 10 fastest-growing metro economies in 2013, as ranked by growth in real gross metropolitan product (GMP), and they have a few things in common. For [...]
In early 2000s, self-employment was on a rapid ascent in the United States. But then the early signs of the downturn began to appear, followed by the financial crisis and Great Recession, and self-employment growth came to a halt.
Texas created 22% of the nation’s net business establishments from 2009 to 2012 (more than 29,000). New York created 16% of all net establishments (nearly 21,000) and Illinois created 14% (18,000-plus). That’s more than half of all net establishments since the end of the recession in three states. But the picture changes when we look at per-capita gains.
Who knew that having a thing for numbers and analysis would be such a boon for jobseekers in 2014?
Hiring has mostly been stagnant coming out of the recession, and more than twice as many people graduated with law degrees in 2012 (46,565) as there are estimated job openings (21,640). But take away full-time, salaried positions and the real growth in the lawyer job market has come from those working on the side in part-time arrangements
With 8% growth since 2010, the 16-county region of Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C., has more than recovered its recession losses and is now riding near the crest of the nation’s 100 largest MSAs in terms of jobs added.
By now, Dallas is well-known for its quick rally from the recession. One of several Texas metros to top the list of fastest-growing US economies, Dallas has grown 9% since 2010, adding over 268,000 new jobs.