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Urban Honolulu’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Hawaii

The Urban Honolulu metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Hawaii, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Hawaii earns grade of F for manufacturing health

Hawaii received a grade of F on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Kalawao County’s $4,377-per-month cost of living is the highest in Hawaii

Residents of Kalawao County need to make $4,377 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Hawaii.

Hawaii’s public pensions are 76.3% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Hawaii’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 76.3 percent of the total, the 17th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Hawaii disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Hawaii is $24,955, study finds

College graduates in Hawaii have an average debt burden of $24,955, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 22.9% of total state, local levies in Hawaii, study finds

State income tax revenues in Hawaii represent 22.9 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Hawaii scores 71.1 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Hawaii earned a score of 71.1 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Hawaii ranks 13th highest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Hawaii finished 13th highest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Hawaii pension plans are 55% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Hawaii public pension plans stands at 55%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Hawaii rated least livable among Hawaii counties, study finds

Hawaii was ranked Hawaii’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

Hawaii ranks 25th highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in Hawaii ranked 25th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

$313,419 in annual income gets you into Hawaii’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $313,419 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Hawaii, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

Hawaii ranks 14th highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in Hawaii ranked 14th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Hawaii ranks 45th highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in Hawaii ranked 45th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

Hawaii ranks 5th highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in Hawaii ranked fifth in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Hawaii has 39th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

Hawaii finished 39th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

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