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Texas Has the 8th Lowest Share of People on Disability

More than 10 million Americans received Social Security disability benefits in 2014. These benefits — paid to disabled workers, disabled widows and widowers, and some other disabled adults — totaled $11.4 billion per month nationwide, a substantial increase from the $6.1 billion paid monthly a decade earlier. The number of disability beneficiaries varies between states. […]

The Unemployment Rate in Dallas is Among the Lowest 25% in America

The U.S. unemployment rate hit 4.8% in December, down from 5.4% the year before. Job market improvements across the country point to a broad recovery from the Great Recession. The recovery, however, is anything but uniform. While unemployment rates in 23 metro areas are lower than 3%, they are greater than 10% in 12 metro […]

Texas is the 20th Cheapest State to Fix Your Car

Automobiles are one of the most expensive purchases many Americans make in their lifetimes. A car or truck‚Äôs sticker price is only the beginning of this expense, however, as maintenance and repair — both anticipated and otherwise — can be costly. Just how expensive a visit to the mechanic can be varies dramatically depending on […]

Texas is Ranked 12th in Job Growth

The United States has added more than 12 million jobs since the spring of 2011. Since then, the unemployment rate has fallen from 9.1% to 5.0% — close to an eight-year low. The vast majority of states have added jobs during April 2011 through April 2016. Most states added at least 100,000 positions. Delaware and […]

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