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Author:Watkins, Kate 

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Deconstructing mountain state unemployment rates

This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist discusses how the unemployment rate is calculated and explores recent trends in the Mountain States? unemployment rates.
Rocky Mountain Economist

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What is behind the inflation numbers?

This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist describes common measures of inflation and explores how recent trends compare to the policy objectives of the Federal Reserve.
Rocky Mountain Economist , Issue Q II , Pages 1-4

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Is the construction constraint easing?

This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist explores the recent impact of construction employment trends on job growth in the mountain states of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Rocky Mountain Economist , Issue Q II , Pages 1-6

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Measuring the government drag on Mountain State job growth

This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist explores the government sectors of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming and measures the impact of recent government job losses on these mountain state economies.
Rocky Mountain Economist

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Job performance in the mountain metros

This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist explores the labor market performance of the mountain state metropolitan areas, including recent industry trends and comparisons to state and national job performance.
Rocky Mountain Economist

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Population growth trends in the Mountain States

This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist explores population trends since the 1990s across the nation and within the Mountain States.
Rocky Mountain Economist , Issue Q I , Pages 1-4

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The impact of an aging U.S. population on state tax revenues

As the baby boom generation retires, the nation?s labor force participation rate is expected to decline. And since most people earn less and spend less during retirement, the aging of the U.S. population will likely reduce income and sales tax revenue per capita for state governments. Felix and Watkins draw from data on different age groups? earning and spending patterns to assess how projected changes in the age distribution across the American population are likely to affect earning and spending?and therefore state revenue from income taxes and sales taxes. They find that demographic change ...
Economic Review , Issue Q IV , Pages 95-127

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The impact of an aging population on state tax revenues

People tend to earn less and spend less when they retire. As the baby boom generation retires, the aging of the U.S. population will likely reduce state governments? revenue per capita from income taxes and sales taxes significantly.
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