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Cities With the Biggest Improvement in Air Quality During COVID

While public attention on the environment has recently focused on the acceleration of global climate change, another important and closely related issue is air quality.

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Cities with the Biggest Declines in Air Pollution

Explore the substantial air quality improvements in metropolitan areas, highlighting the success of the Clean Air Act and pollution control measures.

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U.S. Cities With the Largest Share of Homes Built Prior to 1940

When it comes to buying a newly-built home, demand far outpaces supply.

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The Most (and Least) Densely Populated Cities in America

The story of American history is inextricably intertwined with the story of urbanization.

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Cities With the Largest Rise in Unemployment Since COVID-19

Even a full year beyond the arrival of the novel coronavirus and the ensuing lockdowns, shutdowns, and mass quarantines, the threat of COVID-19 continues to cause significant delays and disruptions in both normal life and in business supply chains.

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Cities With the Most Employment Growth

At the national level, many key employment indicators in the U.S. look similar to before the COVID-19 pandemic, and robust employment growth plays a part in that.

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The Most In-Demand Jobs in the U.S.

Workers in the U.S. are currently experiencing one of the most favorable labor markets in years.

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Jobs With the Largest Growth Over the Last Decade

The U.S. labor market has been a strong one for workers for much of the two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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U.S. Cities Where Cost of Living Rose Fastest Over the Past Decade

Throughout the second half of 2021, economic observers have expressed concerns that the U.S. economy is in the midst of an inflationary period.

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U.S. States With the Fastest-Growing Economies

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have struggled to understand exactly what is happening with the U.S. economy

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Cities With the Largest (and Smallest) Homes

The size of new single-family homes has increased substantially in the last few decades.

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Top 15 Cities With The Highest Utilities

According to data from the Census Bureau, the typical American family spends about $2,850 per year-or about 22 percent of total housing costs-on their utility bills.

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Energy Rate Hikes Are Here: How to Reduce Your Electric Bill

Has your electricity bill been higher than expected recently?

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U.S. Cities with Worst and Best Air Quality

From Riverside to Honolulu, see which metropolitan areas rank highest and lowest in air quality. Uncover the surprising results now!

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U.S. states with the most extreme weather

The year 2020 has brought a series of historically severe weather-related disasters all over the United States.

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U.S. States Most Impacted by Wildfires

Wildfires have ravaged the American West in the recent past.

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The Hottest City in Every State

With summer just a few months away, and the U.S. increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates, Americans are gearing up for the possibility of a more normal summer season.

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Improving Home Air Quality

Learn why maintaining good air quality in your home is crucial and get tips on how to achieve it.

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States With the Largest Increase in Renewable Energy Production

One of the most significant trends over the last decade for the economy, society, geopolitics, and the environment has been the rise of renewable energy.

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Cities Whose Residents Have Been in Their Homes the Longest

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic observers—and many frustrated aspiring homebuyers—have commented extensively on the extremely competitive market for housing

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States With the Most Supply Chain Disruptions

For more than two years, delays, disruptions, and shortages in the supply chain have been a major economic consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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States With the Most Korean War Vets

In 2020 there were about 19.5 million U.S. Veterans, over a million of which were Korean War Era Veterans, according to the Department of Veterans Affair.

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The Fastest Growing Industry in Every State

Economic pundits are increasingly predicting that the U.S. is headed toward recession–if the economy is not in one already.

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Cities With the Most Young Homeowners

Over the last year and a half, one of the dominant stories in the U.S. economy has been the steep increase in the cost of homes in a highly competitive market.

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U.S. Cities That Lack Air Conditioning

Find out why some U.S. cities have many homes without air conditioning and the impact on residents during extreme heat events.

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Cities With the Most Multigenerational Households

As religion and politics become more and more polarizing, some American families can barely get through a big holiday gathering without an argument, clash of personalities, or at the very least, some awkwardness.

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States With the Biggest Drop in Consumer Spending During COVID-19

The latest surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant once again disrupted an economic recovery that has been uneven to date.

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The Best Cities to Move to for Diversity

The U.S. has long been known for its diversity relative to other nations.

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Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Homeownership Rates

Income inequality has been a major social, political, and economic issue since the Great Recession, and the uneven effects of the COVID-19 economy has only made the gaps between America’s haves and have-nots even starker.

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U.S. Cities With the Highest Unemployment Rates in 2021

The U.S. job market has made great strides in its recovery since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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