State-by-State visualizes current and historical economic data and analytics about the U.S. Based on the Economic Health Index, State-by-State includes the latest state unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (updated monthly), as well as state data on housing, health care, energy production, demographics and more. General election polling data from RealClearPolitics will also be included through the 2012 presidential election.
State-by-State allows users to rank any set of states across selected data sets and view trends over time. The tool provides historical data going back to 2000. Learn more about State-by-State features.
Last updated: 12/05/13
Next expected update: 12/06/13
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Click a state bar to see the time series for that data since 2000. Then hover over other bars to compare.
Click the ‘Sort’ button on any row to see the states ordered by descending rank. This will sort all other rows based on the new order.
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The unemployment rate is defined as the percent of the labor force that is unemployed. People are classified as unemployed if they do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior four weeks, and are currently available for work.
The data on unemployment were collected as part of the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly sample survey of about 60,000 households that obtains employment information among the nation’s civilian noninstitutionalized population aged 16 and over. The unemployment rate is updated monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Last updated: 11/01/13 national data (with 10/13 data); 11/15/13 state data (with 10/13 data)
Next expected update: 12/06/13 national data; 12/20/13 state data
RealClearPolitics polling is defined as the average of polling data in a given state.
The RCP Poll Average, which is compiled by the RealClearPolitics editorial team, is a rolling average of the latest publicly available Election 2012 polls. The RCP Poll Average provides a snapshot in time of the status of a given race and is not a prediction of who may eventually win.
Last updated: 11/24/13
Next expected update: 11/25/13
Voting history provides a visual reference for the party each state elected in a race. Each column presents state election results for presidential, gubernatorial, Senate and House of Representatives races. Blue represents Democrats, red represents Republicans, and light gray represents independent or third-party candidates.
Data on voting history were collected from a variety of sources. Historical party affiliation for both representatives and senators was compiled by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Official List of Members of the House of Representatives at the start of each congressional session. Party affiliation for the current members of Congress was compiled by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Official List of Members of the House of Representatives on August 25, 2012. Party affiliation for governors before 2010 was determined by the victor of the most recent gubernatorial race according to the Associated Press. Party affiliation for governors in 2011 and 2012 was compiled by the National Governors Association. Voting history for presidential elections was compiled from the AP.
Last updated: 11/13
Next expected update: 11/14