Economy Watch Weekly: Declining Unemployment, Strong Prospects Define 2018
Unemployment rates in May 2018 were lower than a year earlier. Despite labor shortages and rising interest rates, contractors were optimistic in the first quarter of 2018. Economy Editor Dees Stribling gives a breakdown of this topic, for the week ending June 29, 2018.
Economy Watch Weekly: Retail Market Remains Strong Despite Decline
Most retail categories gained ground for the month. However, there were a few losers such as furniture stores, down 2.4 percent. Economy Editor Dees Stribling gives a breakdown of the retail sales market, for the week ending June 15, 2018.