New Midwest Jobs Data Shows Indiana Closest to Pre-Recession Employment while Michigan Falls Behind

Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Illinois in Middle of Pack East Lansing, MI–September 23, 2020–An analysis of new employment data by experts at Anderson Economic Group (AEG) shows that states across the Midwest are still reeling from employment losses caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. Between February and April, Midwestern states recorded unprecedented job losses as policymakers […]

Recreational Cannabis: Not the Immediate Fiscal Boost States Hope For

September 15, 2020–Chicago, IL–As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on government budgets across the country, state and local leaders are searching for ways to supplement revenues. Policymakers in New Mexico, New York, and Pennsylvania have expressed interest in legalizing recreational cannabis to generate additional funds. However, economists at Anderson Economic Group caution that legalizing […]

COVID-19 Graphical Analysis

View September 8 data for: Illinois Michigan Minnesota New Jersey South Dakota Vermont Virginia Wyoming Questions? Ask our experts. Background: AEG continues to track the progression of COVID-19 across the US & around the world. Our analyses help businesses, trade associations, and public institutions to: Assess the pandemic trajectory using advanced modeling that naturally captures […]

Pandemic and State Shutdown Orders Seriously Hurting Self-Employed Workers

East Lansing, MI—September 3, 2020: Anderson Economic Group has been watching the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) data closely and comparing it with traditional wage-and-salary based Unemployment Insurance (UI). Figures released today indicate that the trends have diverged. PUA was created by the CARES act and represents an important innovation. Unlike traditional UI, PUA explicitly covers […]

COVID-19 Threatens Nation’s Largest Public Transit Systems

View September 1 data for: New York Washington DC Chicago Boston San Francisco Questions? Ask our experts. Background: AEG continues to track the progression of COVID-19 across the US & around the world. Our analyses help businesses, trade associations, and public institutions to: Assess the pandemic trajectory using advanced modeling that naturally captures the empirically […]

September’s AndCan® Index: 2020 Demand Surge Continues in June

June 2020 legal U.S. cannabis product demand increased more than three percent Monthly demand for U.S. legal cannabis products increased 3.0% in June. Year-over-year trends in demand growth continue a very strong upward trajectory at 19.1%. While not meeting the 4% mark of May’s growth, June’s 3% is still unusually high. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST […]

August COVID-19 Commentary: COVID-19 Spread Slowing Across Major Midwestern Cities

View August 26 data for: Illinois Indiana Michigan Minnesota Missouri Ohio Wisconsin Questions? Ask our experts. Background: AEG continues to track the progression of COVID-19 across the US & around the world. Our analyses help businesses, trade associations, and public institutions to: Assess the pandemic trajectory using advanced modeling that naturally captures the empirically observed […]

Payroll Tax Deferral Could Put $150 Billion in Workers’ Pockets by End of 2020

Savings to workers include $4.0 billion in Michigan, $13.1 billion in Texas, and $6.5 billion in Illinois August 12, 2020—Chicago, IL—Economists at Anderson Economic Group (AEG) estimate that the President’s recent executive order deferring payroll tax collections between September and December could put over $150 billion in payroll tax contributions back into workers’ pockets between […]

Trump Executive Actions May Provide $400 per week for 15 Million or More Unemployed, Payroll Tax Cut for 150 Million Workers

“Emergency” Actions by Federal and State Governments Create Dilemma for Employers; Confusion for Workers; Work for Lawyers August 10, 2020—East Lansing, MI—Anderson Economic Group economists have reviewed the four executive actions signed by the President late on Saturday, August 8. These included three “presidential memoranda” and one executive order. Noting the uncertainties related to funds […]

AndCan® Index: August 2020 – Demand Growth Continues to Surge in May

May 2020 legal U.S. cannabis product demand increased more than four percentage points Monthly demand for legal cannabis products in the U.S. increased by 4.2% in May. At 18%, year-over-year demand growth remains very strong. After rebounding from a slight soft spot in April, the growth trend surged in May. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EAST LANSING, […]