DIVER Commentary: Unemployment Claims Data Shows Diverse Picture for States

July 27, 2015

This week we look at unemployment continuing claims data at the State level.

Click here to read the rest of this week’s commentary:  http://bit.ly/1MtTGtk

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ACA Medicaid Expansion Having Unintended Consequences for Food Stamps

July 20, 2015

This week we look at participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) and discuss its value as a “high frequency” indicator of poverty levels.

Click here to read the rest of this week’s commentary: http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/ACAconsequencesFoodStamps.pdf

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DIVER Commentary: Economy in New England is Strong

July 13, 2015

This week we look at trends in the DIVER Geo Score for the northeast United States and drill down into New England with a focus on New Hampshire and Vermont.

Please click here to read the rest of this week’s commentary:

http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/EconomyinNewEnglandisStrong.pdf

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New DIVER Geo Scores; A Comparison of Connecticut and New Jersey

July 6, 2015

This week we review our proprietary DIVER Geo Score, highlight the strongest and weakest States as well as provide you a link to get the scores themselves.  We compare the health of the economies of Connecticut and New Jersey and update our charts of the Puerto Rico GDB-EAI to reflect newly published data.

Please click here to read the rest of this week’s commentary: http://bit.ly/1Th3yZi

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Dispersion in State Economic Health Continues to Grow

June 29, 2015

This week we look at look at the State Economic Indexes recently released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and in the Map of the Week, highlight the predictable, but remarkable change in drought conditions in Texas.

Please click here to read the rest of this week’s commentary:

http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/DispersioninStateEconomicHealthContinuestoGrow.pdf

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The Megaproject Paradox

June 22, 2015

This week we look at look at the Megaproject Paradox as written about by Brent Flyvbjerg.

To read  the rest of this week’s commentary, please click here:

http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/TheMegaProjectParadox.pdf

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BEA Publishes (and Revises) State GDP Data … Is There a Better Yard Stick?

June 15, 2015

This week we look at the recently released State level GDP data.

Click here to read the rest of this week’s commentary: http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/BEAPublishesandRevisesStateGDPData.pdf

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