A First in Decades, More Businesses Are Closing Than Opening in Most Metro Areas

The little growth that is occurring is confined to a relatively few regions. See how your area compares.

Union Workers Continue to Disappear in Most States

They're least prevalent in the South and places with right-to-work laws. See how your state compares.

Average Commute Times for Metro Areas

View average commute times for driving, buses, subways and other modes of transportation.

Where Local Revenues from State Governments are Declining

Local governments and school districts in many places have incurred substantial reductions in intergovernmental revenues in recent years.