The Public Policy Institute



Just The Facts: 1997-98 edition

The economy

  1. Growth in private-sector employment, 1996
  2. Growth in private-sector employment, 1992-94
  3. Growth in private-sector employment, 1995-April 1997
  4. Change in manufacturing employment, 1996
  5. Change in FIRE-sector employment, 1996
  6. Change in total government employment, 1996
  7. Population change, 1990-96
  8. Per-capita personal income growth, 1995
  9. Major new corporate facilities, 1996
  10. Fortune 500 headquarters per million residents, 1996
  11. New business incorporations, 1995
  12. Percent of nonfarm workers in the FIRE sector, 1996
  13. Assets of commercial banks, 1996
  14. Patents issued per 100,000 residents, 1995
  15. Milk production, 1995

Taxes and spending

  1. State and local taxes per capita, 1997
  2. State and local taxes per $1,000 income, 1997
  3. State-only taxes per capita, 1995
  4. Local taxes per capita, 1993
  5. State corporate income taxes per capita, 1995
  6. Property taxes per capita, 1993
  7. Death & gift taxes per capita, 1995
  8. State tax cuts/increases, 1995-96
  9. State and local spending per capita, 1993
  10. State and local government employees per 10,000 residents, 1994
  11. Change in state government employment, 1996
  12. Average annual pay, state/local employees, 1994
  13. State and local debt per capita, 1993
  14. State government bond ratings, 1996
  15. Average tax per acre of farmland, 1994
  16. Federal grants to state-local governments, 1995
  17. Per capita federal tax burden by state, 1996

The cost of creating jobs

  1. Electrical rates per KwH, industrial customers
  2. Electrical rates per KwH, commercial customers
  3. Natural gas cost for industrial users, 1993
  4. Minimum employer payment for UI, 1996
  5. Average duration of UI benefits, 1996
  6. Workers' compensation comparative costs, 1996
  7. Million-dollar liability awards as percent of total
  8. Median compensatory damage award, 1992-95
  9. Deficient bridges as percent of total, 1994
  10. Employer-paid health care expenditures per job, 1994

Health, education, welfare, environment

  1. Medicaid cost per recipient, 1995
  2. Medicaid cost per aged recipient, 1995
  3. Medicaid cost per AFDC child, 1995
  4. Change in infant mortality rate, 1990-95
  5. Occupational fatalities per 100,000 workers, 1993-95
  6. State & local welfare spending per capita, 1993
  7. Child support collections per $1 admin. cost, 1994
  8. Public school costs per pupil, 1996
  9. Pupil-teacher ratio in public schools, 1995
  10. High school graduation rate, 1994
  11. Emissions by manufacturers, per manufacturing job
  12. Percent of rivers and streams "polluted," 1994



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