Economist Mike Walden says there is good news and bad news about the North Carolina job market. More jobs have been created in recent years, but there are still thousands of North Carolinians who don’t have jobs and want to work.
Like most people, my grandparents struggled during the Great Depression of the 1930s. My maternal grandfather lost his life’s savings in a failed bank. Because he was a widower, his extended family wanted to take his children – including my mother – and raise them. He refused. My paternal grandfather constantly moved between part-time jobs, all the while trying to keep his small farm afloat.
N.C. State University economist Dr. Mike Walden explains the different surveys measuring employment rates.
N.C. State University economist Mike Walden looks into his economic crystal ball to tell us what to expect in 2014.
N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses apprentice programs, which many experts think can play in important role in today’s labor market.
N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the key issues related to the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
Should we celebrate of condemn the Federal Reserve? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses the often controversial federal agency.
There are no official cost-of-living rates for states and most localities, but there are ways to determine cost-of-living. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains.
North Carolina is growing economically, but what if the state could grow faster? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden looks at North Carolina’s economic growth.
How does the size of government affect the economy? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden discusses this controversial issue.