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.
Friday, April 3, 2015 1:03 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez isn’t downbeat about the disappointing March employment reading.

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Friday, April 3, 2015 12:38 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Unlike an Easter basket, the government’s employment report for March has come an unwelcome surprise.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:12 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The market for new homes continues to outshine the market for existing homes.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The government’s retail sales report for February was surprisingly weak. Should we blame winter?

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Friday, March 6, 2015 4:36 pm
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez discusses the February jobs report. Why isn’t he completely satisfied?

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Friday, March 6, 2015 11:35 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The February employment report wasn’t as frosty as many had expected.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:48 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Low gas prices may be filling up consumers’ wallets, but retailers aren’t yet benefiting.

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Friday, February 6, 2015 2:58 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

More jobs, rising wages: What’s not to love about the January jobs report?

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015 4:59 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The oil industry is going through hard times again. What does that mean for the economy?

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:05 pm
By Stacy Jones · Bankrate.com

One-day storm estimates: $265 million in Massachusetts, $700 million for New York, $289 million for New Jersey.

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