The improvement in state economies has started to regain momentum after falling off in the June 2012 update. Personal income data from the second calendar quarter of 2012 show faster growth than the first quarter, but slower growth compared to the final quarter of 2011. Employment growth remained fairly stable, though many states continue to deal with manufacturing and government job losses. Western states continue to dominate the index.
August 2015, Volume 33, Issue 15-16
This issue of Reports provides a summary of detail released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, which has cataloged federal spending by state from fiscal year (FY) 2004 to FY 2013. Pew’s analysis fills a void left by the discontinuation of the Consolidated Federal Funds Report, a Census Bureau publication that last reported data for FY 2010.Annual indices are also available: