Economic Perspective: Are the Kids Leaving Home?
The societal changes we’ve seen in recent years is the increase of young adults choosing to live with their parents after they have finished school. Now that the job market has been improving, is the number of young adults living at home with their parents still significant?
Economic Perspective: Finally, Faster Wage Growth
For several years during the economic recovery wage rates weren't increasing. However, have they started growing as of late? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the factors.
Economic Perspective: Why Have Interest Rates Jumped?
Interest rates remained low for some time, but have recently seen a jump. What could be the cause behind this and is there a chance they'll come back down? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the factors.
Economic Perspective: Who’s Cutting The Cord?
The avenues of broadcast media are constantly changing. There's been a major shift in how people consume content. NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at certain demographics and how they play into this shift.
Economic Perspective: Age and Productivity
There has been a recent downward trend in overall productivity across the nation. What could be the root of this trend? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the issue.
Economic Perspective: A Slowdown in Start-ups
Traditionally, our country has encouraged entrepreneurship because it helps generate new ideas, industries and employment. But recent statistics show the rate at which new business start-ups are occurring is slowing. What’s going on?
Economic Perspective: Is China Manipulating Its Currency?
Has China been manipulating its currency in a global market? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the trends over time.
Economic Perspective: A Modest Start to 2016 for North Carolina
The GDP results for the first quarter of 2016 show North Carolina starting with a slight growth. How does it compare to the neighboring states and years past? NC State University economist Mike Walden fills you in.
Economic Perspective: Why Are Interest Rates Continuing to be Low?
Interest rates have continued to be at a historic low recently. What factors could be playing into this? NC State University economist Mike Walden looks at the potential reasons.
Economic Perspective: Destination Downtown
Business headquarters used to be setting up shop in the suburbs. How does the rising millennial workforce effect the location of these headquarters? Hear NC State University economist Mike Walden's take on the issue.