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Ups & down in state and local employment

February 13, 2013

There are nearly half a million fewer state and local employees now than there were three years ago, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. An annual employment survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau gives an indication of where some of those cuts were made. There were nearly 9,000 fewer firefighters and police […]

Tougher times for US households: lower income, higher poverty

Tougher times for US households: lower income, higher poverty

October 11, 2012

The recession officially ended more than two years ago. But the percentage of people living in poverty — with household incomes below $22,350 for a family of four — has continued to rise. Data released September 22, 2011 by the U.S. Census Bureau show that 20 states saw a 20 percent or higher increase in […]

Sharing Trends in 2011

Sharing Trends in 2011

October 5, 2012

It’s that time of year again! The response to our AddThis inforgraphic on sharing trends from 2010 was so high, we knew we had to follow up this year. Allow us to introduce trends in sharing for 2011! It’s been an amazing year for us at Clearspring. We’re proud to say AddThis is now on […]

Economy at a Glance

Economy at a Glance

September 20, 2012

The recent failure in the housing and credit markets have resulted in a slowdown in the US economy. 2007 GDP growth was estimated at 2.2% but in 2008 it is projected to be just 0.9%. Source

Have gambling investments paid off?

Have gambling investments paid off?

June 24, 2012

Most states that legalized casinos, lotteries or racetrack casinos in the past 10 years have yet to collect the annual state and local revenues promised. Source