Data

Unemployment Rate Drops

The American economy added 164,000 jobs last month while the nation's unemployment rate dropped from 4.1 to 3.9 percent.

05/04/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Remains Steady

The American economy added 103,000 new jobs in March, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.1 percent.

04/06/2018 By Staff

Health care

Former Texas State Senator to Speak at Planned Parenthood Dinner

Wendy Davis will serve as the special guest at a Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida event.

02/21/2018 By Staff

Data

American Homelessness Up

The number of Americans who are homeless has increased for the first time in seven years.

12/07/2017 By staff

Data

Number of Florida Jobs Declines, But So Does Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate in both Sarasota and Manatee counties dropped between August and September.

10/20/2017 By staff

Politics

Event Honoring Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney Rescheduled

The Republican Party of Sarasota will hold a dinner honoring the former vice president and his daughter on Friday, Jan. 19.

10/11/2017 By staff

Data

State Unemployment Rate Drops

More than 22,000 private-sector jobs were created in Florida in August, while the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent.

09/18/2017 By staff

Politics

Event Honoring Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney Postponed

The Republican Party of Sarasota is rescheduling its event honoring former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.

09/15/2017 By staff

Politics

Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney to Be Honored By Sarasota Republican Party

The two will be named the Republican Party of Sarasota’s 2017 Statesman of the Year and Stateswoman of the Year.

08/22/2017 By staff

Hiring

Watch Out for Changes to the Skilled Worker Visa Program

"Employers need to brace themselves," says one immigration attorney.

06/19/2017 By Kevin Allen

Data

138,000 Jobs Added in May

The American economy added 138,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.3 percent.

06/02/2017 By staff

Data

Florida Unemployment Rate Drops

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent last month, down 0.3 percentage points from March.

05/22/2017 By staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

The American economy added 211,000 new jobs during the month of April and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.4 percent, according to numbers released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

05/09/2017 By staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly

The American economy added 235,000 new jobs in February, while the unemployment rate dropped slightly from 4.9 percent to 4.7 percent.

03/10/2017 By staff

Data

Florida Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

Florida's unemployment rate in December held steady at 4.9 percent, unchanged from November, according to figures released last Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

01/23/2017 By staff

New Era

In Sarasota, Dick Cheney Talks Trump, Iraq, Women's March

"I think what we did in Iraq was the right thing to do. I still believe that."

01/23/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Politics

Town Hall Lecture Series Tickets Go on Sale Monday

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan are among the speakers who will appear.

01/06/2017 By staff

Retail

Retail Trade Group Announces 2017 Legislative Priorites

The Florida Retail Federation supports state law that bans local regulations of plastic shopping bags and opposes any increase in the state's minimum wage.

12/06/2016 By staff

Data

Statewide Unemployment Rate Unchanged, But Local Rate Ticks Up

The unemployment rate in both Sarasota and Manatee County increased slightly in July.

08/22/2016 Research by staff

Environment

State Offers Loans to Businesses Affected By Algal Blooms

Gov. Rick Scott last week activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program for businesses affected by the presence of algal blooms in nearby waterways.

07/19/2016 Research by staff