Real estate

Sales of New Homes Down

Sales of new single-family homes in America dropped by 5.5 percent between August and September, and the September number was down 13.2 percent from one year prior.

10/25/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida's Population Surpasses 21 Million

According to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the state's population is expected to grow by another 5 million by 2030.

10/25/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Homes Sales Up

Sales of single-family homes, townhouses and condos in Sarasota and Manatee counties rose between August and September.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Retail

Online Sales Up 8.9 Percent Year-Over-Year

Overall retail sales increased by 3 percent between September 2017 and last month, according to new data.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Construction

Number of Housing Starts Drops

The number of new residential construction projects begun in the U.S. dropped by 5.3 percent between August and September, according to new Census Bureau data.

10/18/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.7 Percent

The American economy added 134,000 jobs in September, according to new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

10/05/2018 By Staff

Data

Retail Group Anticipates Rise in Holiday Spending This Year

The National Retail Federation estimates that holiday retail sales will increase by 4.3-4.8 percent, for a total of between $717.5 billion and $720.9 billion.

10/04/2018 By Staff

Retail

Floridian Consumer Confidence Drops Slightly

The University of Florida's consumer sentiment index dropped by one-tenth of a point between August and September.

10/03/2018 By Staff

Retirement

Sarasota Ranked as Top City in Which to Retire

55places.com selected the top cities by analyzing cost of living, geographical landmarks, property taxes, economic opportunities and more.

09/27/2018 By Staff

Data

American Consumer Confidence Rises Again

The Consumer Confidence Index stands at 138.4, near the survey's all-time high of 144.7, which was reached in 2000.

09/26/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Statewide Home Sales Up

While sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County declined in August, the number of sales statewide grew by 4.2 percent.

09/24/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota Home Sales Down

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County totaled 716 in August, down 1.2 percent from the August 2017 figure.

09/20/2018 By Staff

Retail

Halloween Spending Projected to Reach $9 Billion

That's down slightly from last year.

09/20/2018 By Staff

Data

American Incomes Rose in 2017

The median household income in America rose by 1.8 percent between 2016 and 2017, the nation's third straight year of income growth.

09/12/2018 By Staff

Data

Sarasota No. 44 in Ranking of Best Small Cities in Which to Start a Business

The list is based on cities' education levels, commute times, income, internet access and more.

09/12/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Report Puts Powerboat Race Economic Impact at $21.9 Million

That's down from last year's event, which generated $36.2 million in economic impact.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Steady

The American economy added 201,000 jobs in August while the nation's unemployment remained 3.9 percent, according to new data.

09/07/2018 By Staff

Retail

Florida Consumer Confidence Drops

Consumer confidence among Floridians dropped last month, according to new survey results published by the University of Florida.

09/06/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida No. 37 in Ranking of Best States for Workers

Oxfam created the rankings by analyzing minimum wage policies, whether workers can take time off for sickness and pregnancy and more.

09/05/2018 By Staff

Data

Consumer Confidence Rises

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index increased in August to its highest point since October 2000.

08/29/2018 By Staff