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

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

Data

Florida Home Sales Down

The number of sales of single-family homes in Florida declined in the first quarter of this year when compared to the first quarter of 2017.

05/16/2018 By Staff

Food

Scientist Discusses Future of Mullet Species in Italy

Kenneth Leber of Mote Marine Laboratory delivered a talk titled "Stock Enhancement and Mullet Culture in Hawaii."

05/16/2018 By Staff

Data

Manatee County Tourism Up

The total number of visitors to Manatee County exceeded 3.1 million in 2017.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Health care

Number of Floridians Without Health Insurance Rises

The portion of Floridians without health insurance rose by 1.4 percentage points between 2016 and 2017.

05/09/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida's Health Care System Ranked No. 48 in the Country

Florida has the fourth-worst health care system in the country, according to a new ranking published by The Commonwealth Fund.

05/07/2018 By Staff

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

Floridian Consumer Confidence Rises

After two months of declines, consumer confidence among Floridians increased in April.

05/03/2018 By Staff

Education

Study Puts State College of Florida Economic Impact at $432.4 Million

The study analyzed the college's operations, student spending and the effects of alumni.

04/20/2018 By Staff

Data

Homebuilder Confidence Drops

The National Association of Home Builders' Housing Market Index dropped for the fourth consecutive month.

04/16/2018 By Staff

Science

Ocean Acidification May Harm Stone Crab Population

New Mote research finds that widespread ocean acidification caused by climate change could damage Florida's stone crab population and industry.

04/13/2018 By Staff