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Economy, Trade and other Statistics for AK, HI, PR

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Here's a kicker thread with statistics about the three most populous areas outside of the continental U.S. including stats about the economies, trade and other info regarding Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. I may eventually add data about the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, etc. eventually but for now here's some stuff about the 3 major places.

Here's some stats about Exports for 2005:

Top 25 Export Destinations for PR, HI and AK in 2005 in the thousands ($ USD):

Total U.S. Exports (Origin of Movement) via Puerto Rico (U.S. Census) 2005

World Total 13,264

1 Netherlands 2,017

2 Belgium 1,606

3 United Kingdom 1,200

4 Canada 1,194

5 Singapore 846

6 Dominican Republic 805

7 France 675

8 Japan 667

9 Federal Republic of Germany 599

10 Italy 503

11 Switzerland 502

12 Ireland 379

13 Mexico 321

14 Australia 269

15 Hong Kong 155

16 Panama 152

17 China 97

18 Brazil 90

19 Spain 89

20 Korea, South 76

21 Taiwan 63

22 Bahamas 60

23 Norway 56

24 Antigua and Barbuda 56

25 Costa Rica 52

Exports of TOTAL from Hawaii in thousands ($ USD) (TradeStats Express) 2005

World Total 1,028,167

1 Singapore 520,862

2 Japan 138,844

3 China 132,624

4 Marshall Islands 54,185

5 South Korea 53,598

6 Thailand 18,057

7 Canada 17,158

8 Indonesia 12,864

9 United Kingdom 10,058

10 Philippines 9,760

11 Malaysia 7,931

12 Viet Nam 7,802

13 New Zealand 7,775

14 Germany 6,878

15 Spain 6,137

16 Hong Kong 5,720

17 Australia 2,658

18 France 2,439

19 Costa Rica 2,366

20 Taiwan 1,371

21 Netherlands 1,249

22 Mexico 999

23 Chile 628

24 Micronesia (Federated States of) 569

25 Netherlands Antilles 504

Exports of TOTAL from Alaska in thousands ($ USD) (TradeStats Express) 2005

World Total 3,591,882

1 Japan 1,180,644

2 South Korea 683,537

3 China 337,215

4 Canada 221,524

5 Germany 180,080

6 Mexico 165,706

7 Netherlands 114,298

8 Switzerland 103,406

9 Singapore 76,751

10 Spain 71,447

11 Hong Kong 48,624

12 Belgium 38,348

13 Portugal 35,522

14 France 33,845

15 Australia 32,554

16 Thailand 30,229

17 Italy 27,311

18 Norway 25,189

19 Finland 21,567

20 United Kingdom 20,893

21 Chile 18,658

22 Bulgaria 18,417

23 Taiwan 17,163

24 Lithuania 15,909

25 Denmark 11,204

Some extra stuff from the 2000 census:

These stats are basically about commuter patterns into or out of each city, cdp, borough or municipio in 2000 and the daytime change (+/-) because of it.

Estimated Daytime Population and Employment-Residence Ratios

Census pop. X Estimated X Estimated

City (2000) X Daytime pop. (2000) X Change

San Juan Municipio 434,374 X 526,435 X (+92,061)

Ponce Municipio 186,475 X 197,038 X (+10,563)

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Here are some of the latest Employment Statistics for HI, AK and PR.

Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics

Hawai'i 2.5% unemployment rate in Sept.

The labor force in Hawai'i grew to 658,982 (highest ever for the state) in September and was the highest percentage job growth in the U.S. at 0.7% and the lowest in unemployment. Now if only there was more affordable housing (especially rentals) and larger diversity in jobs.

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The empolyed labor force rose to 642,766 *highest ever for the state

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The unemployed labor force decreased to 16,216

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Alaska 6.6% unemployment rate in Sept.

The labor force in Alaska grew to 348,263 (highest ever for the state) in September.

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The employed labor force rose to 325,301 (highest ever)

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The unemployed rose slightly to 22,962 in Sept.

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Puerto Rico 10.8% unemployment rate in Sept.

The labor force in Puerto Rico grew to 1,404,237 (not the highest ever but growth nonetheless)

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The employed labor force rose to 1,252,248 in Sept.

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The unemployed rose slightly to 151,989 in Sept.

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**Gosh Alaska's growth is almost textbook like there's hardly any ridges or bumps! :P

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^Does PR have a lot of seasonal work? Sometimes that can affect the stats. The lines seems so erradict and unusual.

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^Does PR have a lot of seasonal work? Sometimes that can affect the stats. The lines seems so erradict and unusual.

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^Yeah seems way to strange if not. BTW its good to see that the amount of people employed is growing and has grown quite a bit over the past few years.

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^Yeah seems way to strange if not. BTW its good to see that the amount of people employed is growing and has grown quite a bit over the past few years.

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Here are some updates for October 2006:

Hawaii Workforce:

Total: 653,563 - Employed: 640,658 - Unemployed: 12,905 or 2.0%

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Honolulu Workforce:

Total: 458,946 - Employed: 450,033 - Unemployed: 8,913 or 1.9%

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Alaska:

Total: 346,400 - Employed: 326,723 - Unemployed: 19,677 or 5.7%

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Anchorage:

Total: 190,672 - Employed: 181,498 - Unemployed: 9,174 or 4.8%

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Puerto Rico:

Total: 1,403,589 - Employed: 1,269,496 - Unemployed: 134,093 or 9.6% *The unemployment rate dropped from 10.8% from Sept.! :)

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Wow good news for Puerto Rico. At least now people in the continental US can't say "Wow PR's unemployment is a double digit". Hahaha, now we hav a single digit unemployment rate, but still high.

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At least it improved a bit, hopefully it will continue to decrease for whatever reason?

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Yes there's a lot of seasonal work over here. Maybe that's a reason why the lines are like that.

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Alright here are some updates for the month of Novemeber 2006. All major area's Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska continue to experience growth in the labor force and those that are employed. One thing should be noted is that Puerto Rico's labor force fluctuates but has seen some growth regardless.

Puerto Rico

Total: 1,411,350 - Employed: 1,272,134 - Unemployed: 139,216 or 9.9% *Up 0.3% from Oct.

Hawaii

Total: 660,817 - Employed: 645,938 - Unemployed: 14,879 or 2.3% *Up 0.2% from Oct. but the labor force and those employed is the largest workforce ever for Hawaii.

Alaska

Total: 349,464 - Employed: 327,214 - Unemployed: 22,250 or 6.4% *Unemployment rate remained unchanged since Oct. but like Hawaii, the labor force and those employed is the largest ever for Alaska.

Honolulu

Total: 464,365 - Employed: 453,923 - Unemployed: 10,442 or 2.2% *Up 0.3% since Oct. However, the workforce and those employed is the citys' largest ever.

Anchorage

Total: 193,550 - Employed: 183,871 - Unemployed: 9,679 or 5.0% *Up 0.2% since Oct. However, like Honolulu the workforce and those employed is the citys' largest ever.

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Hawai'i 2% December jobless rate lowest in 30 years

Hawai'i's unemployment rate fell to a 30-year low of 2 percent in December, providing more evidence the state's economic expansion remains solidly on track.

The jobless rate, which dropped from 2.3 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, is the lowest rate since the state began calculating the number 30 years ago, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced.

For all of 2006, the state's unemployment rate averaged 2.6 percent.

On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, Kaua'i and Maui counties had the lowest December unemployment rates at 1.5 percent. The rate in Honolulu County was 1.6 percent and Hawai'i County recorded a jobless rate of 1.9 percent.

Nationally, the December unemployment rate remained unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 4.5 percent in December. After Hawaii, the state with the next lowest unemployment rate was Utah at 2.6 percent. Alaska's 6.7 percent unemployment rate was the highest in the nation.

The figures for December, not seasonally adjusted and therefore including seasonal retail hiring, with November in parentheses:

* Oahu: 1.6 percent (2.2 percent).

* Big Island: 1.9 percent (2.6 percent).

* Kauai: 1.5 percent (2.1 percent).

* Maui: 1.5 percent (2.1 percent).

* Molokai: 3.2 percent (6 percent).

* Lanai: 1.9 percent (1.4 percent).

Three sectors have more than 100,000 jobs: tourism, trade and government. The trade metric includes transportation and utilities.

"Job creation in 2006 exceeded the amount of people entering the work force," said DLIR Director Nelson Befitel. He called it "a testament to the vibrancy of our local economy."

DLIR said the release of temporary election workers produced a smaller job count in December by one of two measures, but the private sector gained about 1,300 jobs at the same time. This included about 500 more jobs in special trade construction and about 300 more jobs working in doctors' offices and social service programs.

**Just incredible news on paper but of course the houseless population and people holding multiple jobs (to make ends meet) are growing.

I will post some stats soon for HI, AK and PR soon

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^so people are employeed they just cant find a place to live :unsure:

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^No those homeless people are considered "out of the workforce" because they are assumed not looking for work, thats pretty much the case everywhere in the U.S. as our nationwide unemployment rate would be much higher if we counted those people.

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