May 26, 2023 | 2023 Research, Education, Featured Research, ResearchCSI’s analysis indicates that the rapid growth in ESA participation during the first year following universal eligibility can be explained in part by the large base of new private- and home-schooled students who left their district schools during 2020 and have not returned.
May 23, 2023 | 2023 Research, Education, Featured Home, Featured Research, Recent Research, ResearchUnder the introduced budget agreement, the program would be repealed, and its funding reallocated to the base funding formula. It would be allocated to all school districts on a per pupil basis, regardless of performance.
May 19, 2023 | 2023 Research, Featured Home, Featured Research, Job Reports, Jobs & Our Economy, Recent Research, Research Arizona gained 12,500 nonfarm jobs in April (+0.40%) – 4th in month-over-month employment growth among all states. For perspective, while the average U.S. job growth rate was 0.16%, according to BLS 15 states reported negative job growth.
May 10, 2023 | 2023 Research, Featured Home, Inflation Reports, Jobs & Our Economy, ResearchAt 7.4%, year-over-year price inflation in the Phoenix metropolitan area last month was 1.1 percentage points below its February reading of 8.5%.
Apr 26, 2023 | 2023 Research, Featured Home, Featured Research, Jobs & Our Economy, ResearchThe manufacturing sector has been one of the fastest growing parts of the Arizona economy over the past decade. In March, manufacturers added 2,000 jobs in Arizona (1st in the country), even as the overall labor market shrank.
Apr 25, 2023 | Featured Research, Housing & Our Community, Recent Research, ResearchSB 1161, SB 1163, and HB 2536 would make various changes to Arizona’s home permitting and zoning regulatory environment, enabling developers and builders to increase the pace of home construction relative to current law.