Data

Home Sales Increased Between July and August, While Median Prices Declined

The number of closed sales of single-family homes in Sarasota and Manatee counties increased between July and August, while median sale prices declined.

09/21/2017 By Staff

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State Unemployment Rate Drops

More than 22,000 private-sector jobs were created in Florida in August, while the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent.

09/18/2017 By Staff

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Incomes Up, Poverty Down in 2016

America's median household income grew by 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016 and the percentage of those in poverty declined by .8 percent.

09/13/2017 By Staff

Irma

Total Damages From Hurricane Irma Estimated at $100 Billion

The weather forecasting site AccuWeather is estimating that Hurricane Irma has caused roughly $100 billion in damages.

09/12/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Report Puts Economic Impact of Powerboat Grand Prix at $36.2 Million

That's down from last year's impact, which was measured at $37.2 million.

09/01/2017 By Staff

Data

American Unemployment Ticks Up Slightly

The American economy added 156,000 new jobs in August, while the unemployment rate increased from 4.3 percent to 4.4 percent.

09/01/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida Sees Record Tourism Numbers

Florida saw a record number of visitors during any six-month period in the state's history during the first half of 2017.

08/30/2017 By Staff

Data

Consumer Confidence Increases Again

Americans' consumer confidence increased in August after increasing in July, as well.

08/29/2017 By Staff

Data

Could a Robot Do Your Job?

Our region ranks No. 5 in a list of those most vulnerable to workplace automation.

08/29/2017 By David Hackett

Data

American Optimism About Home Sales Drops

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index decreased by 1.5 percentage points in July, after matching its all-time high in June.

08/15/2017 By Staff

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Retail Jobs Down

The number of American retail industry jobs dropped by 1,700 between June and July.

08/08/2017 By Staff

Health care

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Ranked as One of Florida's Best

Sarasota Memorial Hospital is the eighth best hospital in the state of Florida, according to a new ranking published by U.S. News & World Report.

08/08/2017 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Steady

The American economy added 209,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent.

08/04/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida Consumer Confidence Up

Consumer confidence among Floridians rose in July, according to new data released by the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

08/02/2017 By Staff

Data

Gross Domestic Product Up in Quarter Two

America's gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the second quarter of 2017.

07/28/2017 By Staff

Data

Consumer Confidence Up

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index improved in July after declines in both May and June.

07/27/2017 By Staff

Data

Lakewood Ranch Among the Nation's Top-Selling Communities

With 622 sales in the first half of 2017, Lakewood Ranch ranks as the third-best-selling master-planned community in the United States.

07/25/2017 By Staff

Health care

Research Institute Hires Two Data Scientists

Sarasota's Florence A. Rothman Institute recently hired two graduates from New College of Florida’s master’s program in data science.

07/25/2017 By Staff

Data

Home Sales, New Listings Down in June

Single family home sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties decreased by 0.4 percent between May and June of this year and new listings also decreased, by 3.4 percent.

07/24/2017 By Staff

Retail

Back-to-School Spending Expected to Rise

Survey results suggest back-to-college spending will hit an all-time high this year, while back-to-school spending will also increase.

07/19/2017 By Staff