Real estate

Construction Spending Up

Total construction spending in America ticked up by 0.4 percent between April and May, according to new data published by the U.S. Census Bureau.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Still No. 6 in Ranking of Best States in Which to Start a Business

Texas was ranked as the top state in which to start a business, followed by Utah, Georgia, Montana, Oklahoma and then Florida.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota Home Sales Down, Condo Sales Up in May

Home sales in Sarasota County declined by 0.2 percent between May 2017 and this May, according to new statistics.

06/29/2018 By Staff

Data

Manufacturing Orders Down

New orders for American manufactured goods decreased by $1.4 billion between April and May, a decline of 0.6 percent.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Study Finds Home Prices Are Least Affordable Since 2008

Home affordability is below historic averages in both Sarasota and Manatee counties.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Retail

Fourth of July Cookout and Picnic Spending Will Top $6.9 Billion

That’s down from last year’s estimated $7.1 billion in spending, according to new survey results.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Real estate

West Villages Home Sales Up Over Last Year

Sales in West Villages totaled 94 in the month of May, bringing the total number of sales there to 566 since the beginning of the year.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Data

American Home Sales Rise

Sales of new American single-family houses rose by 6.7 percent between April and May and by 14.1 percent between May 2017 and May 2018.

06/25/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Florida Home Sales and Prices Up in May

Sales of single-family homes in Florida were .8 percent higher in May than in May 2017.

06/21/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Unemployment Rate Ticks Down

Florida's unemployment rate dropped from 3.9 to 3.8 percent last month, equaling the national figure.

06/18/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Tourism Breaking Records

More than 33 million tourists visited the state of Florida during the first three months of this year, the most in any quarter in Florida history.

06/08/2018 By Staff

Data

Father's Day Spending Expected to Total $15.3 Billion

That number is down from last year's projection of $15.5 billion in spending.

06/04/2018 By Staff

Retail

American Consumer Confidence Up

Americans' consumer confidence increased in May after dropping in April, according to new survey results.

06/04/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.8 Percent

The American economy added 223,000 new jobs last month, while the nation's unemployment declined from 3.9 to 3.8 percent.

06/01/2018 By Staff

Data

Floridians' Consumer Confidence Up Again

Consumer confidence among Floridians increased for the second straight month in May.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Data

Graduation Gift Spending Predicted to Reach $5.2 Billion

Americans will spend an estimated $5.2 billion on graduation presents for high schoolers and college students this year, according to a new survey.

05/25/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Home Sales Down, Condo Sales Up in Sarasota

The number of sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County dropped by 5.3 percent between April 2017 and April 2018.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Data

Population Up in Sarasota, Manatee Counties

Sarasota County's population rose by 1.5 percent between 2016 and 2017, while Manatee County's grew by almost 2.7 percent.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Data

National Home Sales Drop Slightly

Sales of new single-family homes in America declined by 1.5 percent between March and April.

05/23/2018 By Staff

Data

Crime Down in Sarasota County

The overall crime rate in Sarasota County declined by 7.1 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to new data.

05/22/2018 By Staff