Measuring DFW's Ability to Achieve the American Dream
Have you seen Forbes.com's new American Dream Index? They just released this latest examination of "the prosperity of the middle class". This new monthly index measures a multitude of economic factors broken down by state. Some of the factors Forbes look at include employment items like goods-producing employment, unemployment insurance claims, labor force participation, and layoffs. Other items such as personal and commercial bankruptcies, building permits and startup activity are also reviewed.
The full results can be seen in the map below.
Forbes Senior Editor Kurt Badenhausen explained why many states saw a boost in the index last month:“[B]usinesses are hiring in…