All eyes are on the job market, especially for the 16 million people nationally and 400,000 folks in North Carolina who are unemployed. Is there any indication that hiring has picked up? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden weighs in.
Although the recession has been officially declared as over, there are still many issues in the economy. Any piece of good economic news is worth crowing about, and, as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says, we have some positive results from the governments latest report on personal income.
Housing prices took an unprecedented plunge during the recession, with many economists thinking the drop was largely responsible for the depth of the recession. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what’s going on with housing prices lately.
Many people think manufacturing is a dying industry. Manufacturing was once a large and strong industry in North Carolina, and it still is important, says N.C. State University economist Mike Walden.
Every six weeks or so the Federal Reserve releases a report on the wealth of U.S. households. Does the latest edition bring good news or bad? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden says a bit of both.
Economists have been saying that the recession has been over for more than a year, but with unemployment still sky high and so many families still struggling, how can that be? N.C. Cooperative Extension economist Mike Walden explains.
Consumers seem to be a little more upbeat this year than they were last year. But is this reflected in the most recently released retail sales numbers? N.C. State University extension economist Mike Walden answers. “We just have retail sale numbers for the entire summer — June, July and August. And what we can do [...]
The recession has greatly damaged the economy, but did it inflict pain equally? Have households of all income levels suffered? N.C. Cooperative Extension economist Mike Walden answers.
As our economy changes, so does our work force. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains one change that stands out more than any other.
There’s been a shakeup in the standings of world economies, with a switch in the number two and number three positions. N.C. State University extension economist Mike Walden gives the details.