I’m not sure what to make of this, but it caught my eye:
Overall, the reading on local economies is still grim though, as home prices continue to fall and unemployment rates remain historically high, the report said.
The list of strongest-performing areas included several middle American cities that were boosted by an uptick in manufacturing jobs and home price declines that were more modest than in other parts of the nation. The weakest performers were mostly sunbelt cities which saw some of the largest declines in home prices and continue to lag behind the rest of the country.
Honolulu just jumps off the page for me.