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.
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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Friday, May 8, 2015 2:50 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Find out what Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says are the biggest challenges lying ahead for employment.

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Tags: economy, gnews, news
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

What might this week’s employment report say about the job market and the overall economy?

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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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Friday, April 3, 2015 8:30 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

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

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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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