Data

Consumer Confidence Rises

The University of Michigan's index of consumer sentiment rose from 93.8 in February to 97.8 this month.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Florida the Top Destination for Americans Moving Out of State

According to new data, the state is the No. 1 destination for people moving away from Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and 10 other states.

12/10/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Unchanged

The American economy added 155,000 new jobs last month and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

12/07/2018 By Staff

Data

Local Poverty Rates Decline

The percentage of households living in poverty in Sarasota and Manatee counties declined between 2016 and 2017, according to new Census data.

12/03/2018 By Staff

Health care

American Life Expectancy Drops Again

Life expectancy dropped in 2017 for the third straight year, declining from 78.7 in 2016 to 78.6 last year.

11/29/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Florida Still Tops in the U.S. for Foreign Home Buyers

Nineteen percent of all foreign buyers who bought residential property in the United States this year bought property in Florida.

10/29/2018 By Staff

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

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

Science

Scholar From Jordan Joins Mote Marine

Riyad Manasrah, a recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program award, will work in Sarasota through next May.

09/20/2018 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