economy

Aug 7, 2020

You Decide: Is It Really 2030?

Business trends economists were predicting for the next 10 years are happening now. What are they, and how are they working in the current environment?

Aug 3, 2020

Economic Perspective: Recovery In Goods Versus Services

There's usually a common trend in recessions between spending on goods and services. Has that trend followed in this current recession?

Jul 22, 2020

Economic Perspective: Is Inflation Really Subdued?

Calculating inflation during a downturn can be tricky since the circumstances are so unusual. Do the numbers accurately reflect the current circumstances?

Jul 21, 2020

You Decide: Can Good Things Come From Bad Times?

Historically, how have businesses and economies changed when coming out of economic crises?

Jul 8, 2020

You Decide: How Long Will North Carolina’s Recovery Take

How long could it take North Carolina to recover from the economic downturn? NC State economist Mike Walden gives his take on the issue.

Jun 30, 2020

Economic Perspective: The Fed’s Forecasts

The Federal Reserve recently released their economic forecasts for the next few years. What do they look like?

Jun 24, 2020

You Decide: Are We In For a Strong Economic Recovery?

With new data in from national and state jobs reports, how does the economy look as we move through the summer?

Jun 18, 2020

Economic Perspective: Income Up, But Spending Down

Income and spending typically go up and down together, but was that the case this past April?

Jun 5, 2020

You Decide: How Will the Job Market Change After the Crisis?

COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the job market. As jobs start to come back, will they be the same or different?

May 29, 2020

Economic Perspective: The Impact of Fear on the Recovery

As states start to open businesses back up, what other lingering impacts could there be?