In April, the Common Sense Institute (CSI) released its economic simulation of the long-run impacts of moving from an 8.00% progressive income tax structure to a 2.50% flat income tax in Arizona. That analysis found the state would have 58,800 more workers and add $11.9 billion to its economy by 2032 due to this change.
Consumer prices in the United States continued their record ascent in August, rising 8.7% over the last 12 months and 0.1% over July. More distressingly, core inflation sharply accelerated to 0.6% (from 0.3% in July).
Arizona added 15,000 nonfarm jobs in May (+0.49%) and the Unemployment Rate increased to 3.3% (+0.1%) – and though this is the largest monthly job increase in six months, the job market continues to show signs of softening as general national economic conditions deteriorate.