Job growth is at opposite ends of the market, the high- and low-pay ends, with little growth in the middle. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explores this phenomenon and what it means for the economy.
How’s North Carolina’s economy faring? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden counts (and explains) the various ways to measure economic activity.
The North Carolina economy is really two economies, urban and rural. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains why this urban/rural divide may be the greatest economic challenge the state faces.
Dr. Mike Walden, economist and William Neal Reynolds Distinguished professor at North Carolina State University, sees both the national and state economies growing and adding jobs over the next two years in his summer 2012 Economic Outlook.
There are reasons to be optimistic about the jobs picture in North Carolina. Mike Walden discusses.
The question, “Are you better off today?” has become a major debate of the political campaigns. Mike Walden brings economics to bear to address this often controversial question.
North Carolina’s economic record in recent years is complex, which makes it difficult to determine if the state is progressing or regressing economically. Mike Walden discusses.
North Carolina has the seventh highest unemployment rate in the nation. Mike Walden discusses the factors that may have contributed to the state’s unusually high jobless rate.
North Carolina’s unemployment rate and job creation have lagged behind that of the nation, yet economic production has surpassed the national rate. What’s going on? Mike Walden discusses.
The high cost of college and a poor job market have left some questioning whether a college education is worth the cost. Mike Walden discusses.