November 20, 2011
Independent online resources where you can monitor the long term trends yourself. They have the data used in the charts on this web site, and often have the same charts too. This blog has brought up nothing new – everyone else knows what is going on!
- www.spokanetrends.org – Community Indicators of Spokane, operated by Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis in the College of Business and Public Administration at EWU. This is a 5-star site with loads of data, charts, data you can download and useful interpretation of the data. They have done a superb, outstanding, excellent job here. If you only follow one web site, follow this one!
- Washington Rgional Economic Analysis Project. Another 5-star site with loads of data.
- IndicatorsNorthwest.org – Great site with data and charts.
- WorkforceExplorer.com. Operated by the Washington State Employment Security Department. Loads of data on employment, jobs and economic conditions throughout the state. Easy to use once you get the hang of it; another 5-star site. Far better real world data than anything you will ever see in the local media.
- SpokaneAirports.net. The data is not presented in a useful, downloadable format, but they do provide contemporary passenger and cargo data on their web site (2-stars). They do not provide a useful history, however. I may post the data on this web site in case anyone else wants to waste their time with this.
- Spokane area home sales from Trulia.com.
- Washington State Office of Financial Management
- Washington State Data Book
- Educational data:
- Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Washington State University Office of Institutional Research
- Spokane Community College Office of Institutional Research
- Eastern Washington University Office of Institutional Research
- Census Data and the CensusScope.org web site.
- United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- More links on the right side of this page. Take a look what happens when you rcity has a real newspaper – charts! Thank you for your interest and visits to the blog.
Due to a recent Court ruling in Oregon, I may take this entire web site offline in the future. If the government provides more First Amendment protections to “journalists” than to citizens and the government decides who is a journalist, then what happens to the First Amendment freedom of the press concept? Basically, the First Amendment is thrown away as the government selectively choose who is a journalist and who is not.