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Old 12-04-2014, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Madrid
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Well, maybe not "Easiest" but whatever the opposite of "hardest" in this sense is. Orange counties are the "hardest to live in" and dark blue are "better to live in." C&C of Honolulu ranks 40th from the top.. This does not seem right to me, I've lived in many places, and Honolulu has definitely not been the "easiest," though it's highest ranked out of all the places I've lived. Are their criteria off? Do you think this is reflective, based on what you've seen in other parts of the country?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/up...abt=0002&abg=1
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Kailua
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Are their criteria off? Do you think this is reflective, based on what you've seen in other parts of the country?
Considering the criteria - big on unemployment, obesity, income, etc - it looks reasonable to me.
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Madrid
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Considering the criteria - big on unemployment, obesity, income, etc - it looks reasonable to me.
The disability rate on Oahu is only 0.6%? Unemployment only 5.2%? These seem a bit low to me.
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Kailua
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Unemployment only 5.2%? These seem a bit low to me.
August unemployment in Hawaii was 4.3% and Oahu at 3.8%
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Aiea, Hawaii
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The article was dated June 26th. We are seeing the article today, in the post, almost six months after release. So the data was probably Old data. Unless they updated the data before they printed the story, which is highly unlikely. So there is bound to be differences.
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Kihei, Maui
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This does not seem right to me, I've lived in many places, and Honolulu has definitely not been the "easiest," though it's highest ranked out of all the places I've lived.
Viper,
The evidence seems pretty clear to me; Honolulu became much easier when you left.

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Old 05-14-2015, 11:11 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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I think the climate of Hawaii would be hard for me. I need my cold winters
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:12 AM
 
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Unemployment numbers are ringers, aren't they? The government doesn't count people who have exhausted all their unemployment benefits and are out of work for a certain time and still unemployed.

I used to write and tabulate surveys for the government (the EPA and OSHA), as well as for private industry, and you can tailor make your questions and criteria to get exactly the answers that you want. Not that everyone does that in the government surveys, but it often happens. With private companies, I never saw a survey or focus group that wasn't put together that way. The people in charge of development or sales know what they want to have happen, and they are very clear that they want just those answers so they can go to their board of directors and push their project through.

Medical research fields are one place where, generally, the surveys and focus groups are "clean", and even then you have to be wary of drug companies or hospital boards cherry picking your results in order to present their product or company in a favorable light.
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