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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:53 pm    Post subject: Tax burdens and unemployment Reply with quote
I am trying to see if there is a correlation between tax burdens and unemployment.

my data on unemployment comes from here:

my data on tax burdens comes from here:


Here is the spreadsheet I made up. anyone can view it and edit it.

Frankly, the data doesn't show much. The ten states with the worst unemployment had a tax burden of 10.52 and the ten best states for unemployment had a tax burden of 10.21. I don't know how significant of a difference that is.

Alaska is one state that flummoxed me. It has the lowest tax burden but is quite high on the unemployment list. Hawaii is vice versa.

oh well.
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