Researchers at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business looked at the latest job statistics to determine which metro areas and states were the best job creators. Both Phoenix and Arizona ranked number nine on that list. Research Professor Lee McPheters will talk about his report.
A group of students from Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences worked on a semester-long project with local golf club manufacturer PING. The students are working on their degrees in statistics, and helped PING analyze golf grips. Dr. Connie Borror, an associate dean and professor in the college, and Robby Reiter, one of the students who worked on the project, will discuss their research.
Aruna Murthy, Director of Economic Analysis for the Arizona Department of Administration’s Office of Employment and Population Statistics, explains why the new Arizona jobs forecast is good news for the State’s economy.
For the first time in two years, foreclosures represent less than 30% of all existing home transactions in the Phoenix-area housing market. ASU Real Estate Professor Emeritus Jay Butler discusses the latest trends and statistics.
An independent panel charged with reviewing questionable kidnapping statistics reported by the Phoenix Police Department has completed its work. Retired Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan, a member of the Kidnapping Statistics Review Panel, discusses the panel’s findings.
Controversy over kidnapping statistics for the city of Phoenix led to the temporary reassignment of city police chief Jack Harris. A panel was formed to review the disputed kidnapping numbers. Karen Thoreson, chair of the Phoenix Kidnapping Statistics Panel, talks about the dispute.
New statistics reveal that Arizona is tied with Louisiana for the worst high school drop out rate in the country. Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne will talk about the latest numbers.