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Florida Labor Market Draws in Workers

Strong job growth in Florida continues to boost overall economic activity and draw people into the state. The state’s payroll jobs increased by 3.5 percent in 2015, well above the overall U.S. pace of 2.1 percent. Momentum continued into 2016 … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Ties to the U.S. Consumer

The Arizona economy is expected to rebound in the second half of 2016. Real gross domestic product registered a relatively strong first quarter at 2.6 percent, but most likely took a leg down in the second quarter on weaker job … Continue reading

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Texas Economy Enters Critical Period in 2016H2

The Texas economy is entering a critical period in the second half of 2016 as the downdraft from the energy sector reset continues to roll through the state. Fortunately, to date, the drag on the overall state economy from reduced … Continue reading

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Steady Michigan

Job growth in Michigan has been steady after allowing for the occasional bump, as occurred in May. In that month, state employment dipped by 20,400 jobs, contributing to a weak month for overall U.S. job growth. Like the U.S. numbers, … Continue reading

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California Economy Buffeted by External Forces

The California economy headed into the latter half of 2016 with some momentum, after weathering a volatile start to the year. Even as tech-stocks lost value early in the year, California real GDP still grew at 2.0 percent in the … Continue reading

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