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Real Estate Sales Down in September Due to Hurricane Irma

Real estate sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties were down 16.8 percent in September when compared to September 2016.

10/23/2017 By Staff

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Number of Florida Jobs Declines, But So Does Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate in both Sarasota and Manatee counties dropped between August and September.

10/20/2017 By Staff

Agriculture

Florida Citrus Industry Hit Hard By Hurricane Irma

A survey of growers conducted after Irma put total fruit loss at more than 50 percent.

10/13/2017 By Staff

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Retail Trade Group Expects Bump in Holiday Spending

The National Retail Federation expects an increase in holiday retail sales of between 3.6 and 4 percent from last year's numbers.

10/11/2017 By Staff

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Economy Loses 33,000 Jobs

The American economy lost 33,000 jobs during the month of September, largely due to employment declines caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

10/06/2017 By Staff

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Consumer Confidence Down in Florida

Consumer confidence among Floridians dropped slightly between August and September, according to new survey results.

10/04/2017 By Staff

Real estate

American Housing Starts Drop for Second Straight Month

The number of new American housing starts dropped by .8 percent between July and August after falling by 2.2 percent between June and July.

09/22/2017 By Staff

Irma

Researchers Estimate Hurricane Irma Wind Damage at $19.4 Billion

Insurance companies are expected to pay $6.3 billion of that total.

09/22/2017 By Staff

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

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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

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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

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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

Data

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