Archive for the ‘Economic Perspective’ Category

More job openings

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.

Good news on income

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

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.

North Carolina manufacturing

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.

The wealth report

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.

Why is the recession over?

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.

Where we are spending

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 [...]

Who was hurt by the recession?

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.

Who’s working and who’s not?

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.

A new number two

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.

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