States

The unemployment level in the United States in February was less than 5%. Alaska and five other states lagged well behind that.
While the 2015 average U.S. national unemployment rate sat at 5.3%, the rate among African Americans was 9.6%.
Eight hours of sleep. That is the rule most often mentioned as the measure of a good night’s sleep. Some people claim they can get by on less, and for a few, much less. And their claims might...
Among the smallest states geographically, a large number of Rhode Island residents are dissatisfied with their roads. Perhaps this is because they have so few of them. However, the second state on...
Racial violence and hatred is on the rise in the U.S. as evidenced by the San Bernardino terror attacks, the racially motivated massacre in South Carolina, as well as the ensuing debate surrounding...
24/7 Wall St. recently examined all 50 states to discover the entire spectrum of those that were best and worst for business. Here we look at the worst five and what they have in common. These states...
Here we look at the top five states for business — Utah, Massachusetts, Colorado, Washington and Minnesota — and what they have in common.
The United States has experienced 71 straight months of private sector job growth through January. This consistent improvement, stretching back to February 2009, has been a boon for existing...
The average American born in 1960 is expected to live for 69.8 years. Today, the life expectancy of someone born in the United States is 78.9 years. Thanks to advances in medical technology and...
Despite the country’s unemployment rate falling below 5% in January for the first time since 2008, and the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006,...
For Americans across the nation, housing expenses are typically the largest costs of living. Not only is a house the biggest purchase in most Americans’ lives, but also monthly rent or mortgage...
24/7 Wall St. looked at voter turnout in all 50 states. Below are the five states with the lowest turnout ranked No. 46 through No.50, along with the methodology: 46. Texas > Voter turnout: 55.3%...
Gas prices fluctuate wildly in the United States. Many factors can cause price swings, from seasonal conditions, global market trends, an announcement from a nation’s oil industry, to the...
Plans to build the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan started in late 2001. It has taken nearly a decade and a half to complete the project, which created the tallest building in America. It is a part...
With the 2016 Iowa caucuses next Monday about to kick off the election process for the next President of the United States, questions about the economy are at center stage. In particular, income...