Rising inequality in Oklahoma as lower- and middle-class incomes stagnate

Incomes for poor and middle-class families in Oklahoma have stagnated since the late 1990s, with nearly all of the growth in income going to the wealthiest households, according to a new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities… Read more [More...]

Quick Take on the Economy: Income picks up steam, unemployment edges downward

The nation continues to show signs that it is emerging from the deep and prolonged economic recession that began in late 2007. ¬†April’s edition of Numbers You Need, our monthly bulletin of key economic and budget trends, paints a mixed… Read more [More...]

By the numbers: State personal income recovering far more quickly than state revenues

The latest edition of our monthly Numbers You Need bulletin reports on the most recent state personal income data that was put out last month by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the 1st quarter of 2010, state personal income… Read more [More...]

Summer Re-run: Oklahoma is not a poor state – we just continue to play one on TV

Note – Occasionally we plan to re-run blog posts on topical subjects that you may have missed the first time around. Recently, the Annie E. Casey released its annual Kids Count report measuring how states are faring on a range… Read more [More...]

Oklahoma is not a poor state – we just continue to play one on TV

Back in March, the Bureau of Economic Analysis released 2008 data on state personal income, which is the most widely used measure of a state’s relative prosperity. We took note of it at the time in our April Numbers You… Read more [More...]