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

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

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

Real estate

Sarasota County Home, Condo Sales Up Over Last Year

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County declined between June and July, but the July figure grew by 3.1 percent when compared to the July 2017 number.

08/22/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida No. 1 in Ranking of Growth of Women-Owned Businesses

Florida recorded the fastest growth in new women-owned businesses in the country between 2007 and 2018.

08/22/2018 By Staff

Construction

Homebuilder Confidence Edges Down

Confidence among homebuilders declined this month, according to survey results published by the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.

08/20/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Number of Housing Starts Ticks Up

The number of new residential construction projects recovered slightly between June and July after dropping dramatically during the previous month.

08/16/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Florida Home Sales Up in Quarter Two

The number of single-family home sales increased by 1 percent over sales from the second quarter of 2017.

08/08/2018 By Staff