Economics Blog

The Economics Blog focuses on what you need to know about the shifting winds of the economy to help you make the best possible decisions with your money. By asking the kinds of questions you might be asking, we connect with the nation's top economic minds. We seek reaction to the latest news as well as predictions about the outlook. Areas we watch closely include the job market, retail sales and the housing market. Ultimately, these areas affect your financial well-being. See the latest Economics Blog posts below.
Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:42 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

New economic growth data are a mixed bag and make the Fed’s decision-making even tougher.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

These seven questions will show you’re engaged and ambitious — and get you the information you need to know about a prospective employer.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 11:21 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The June jobs report offers less than meets the eye, despite falling unemployment.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 12:34 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The president is proposing to raise the income threshold for workers eligible to earn overtime.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:27 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Government loves to support shiny new sports stadiums, but one expert says taxpayers should cry foul.

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Monday, June 15, 2015 8:10 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Good news, grads: The job outlook for the class of 2015 is better than it has been in years. But that doesn’t mean landing a job will be easy.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:03 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In another sign of an improving economy, the government says shoppers did their thing in May.

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Friday, June 5, 2015 11:26 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s May jobs report is reminiscent of the days way back in late 2014.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:30 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s latest report shows U.S. retailers are still wondering where the shoppers have gone.

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Friday, May 8, 2015 2:51 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The worst fears about the economy were not confirmed by the Labor Department’s April jobs report. After a horrible-looking report last month, the economy appears to be growing again. We will not call it a Goldilocks employment report, but the Big Bad Wolf isn’t knocking at the door either. The numbers The unemployment rate dropped

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