Economic Report: Jobs Numbers Rise Unexpectedly

The monthly job report from the U.S. Department of Labor exceeded expectations, with 255,000 new jobs added on estimates of just 180,000 expected.

Economic Report: Another Month of Strong Job Growth

The ADP Research Institute’s job report for July was released this week and showed strong growth yet again for the month.

Tobacco is a Dirty Habit We’re Not Quite Ready to Kick

County-level reports of smoking habits from 2002-13 consistently show that residents of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties are 20-40 percent more likely to smoke tobacco than individuals from other parts of the state.

Economic Report: Fed Holds Interest Rates Again

Weighing the most recent economic indicators, the Federal Reserve opted once again to not raise interest rates.

UWF’s Haas Center to Lead in Setting Strategic Economic Plan for Florida’s Great Northwest

The plan will develop a regional strategy to transform the area’s economy.

UWF Team Places First in International Information Systems Competition

The team built an application that works with Facebook to screen words on a users’ profile to detect if there are negative or positive sentiments being expressed.

Economic Report: UWF to Help Develop Regional Economic Plan

Institution is working with Florida’s Great Northwest to develop a strategic economic development plan for the 13 counties that make up the region.

Redevelopment Needed to Fight Urban Sprawl in Pensacola

Pensacola area scored 76.84 and ranked 181 out of the 221 areas measured, indicating that the area has more urban sprawl than other developed areas.

Economic Report: Brexit Concerns Weighed on Fed’s Decision to Hold Rates

The U.S. Federal Reserve was considering the implications of a possible United Kingdom exit from the European Union even before the referendum went before British voters.

Concentrated Poverty Less Severe in Escambia than Nation

According to recent Census data, a growing number of Escambia County residents earning below the poverty line are converging into a few neighborhoods, creating pockets of high-density poverty.

Economic Report: The UK Exits the EU; World Markets React

In a historic referendum, voters in the United Kingdom chose to leave the European Union. Dr. Rick Harper spoke with WUWF 88.1-FM’s Sandra Averhart about the vote.

Is Northwest Florida Heading for Another Housing Bubble?

The current consensus amongst experts seem to be that while housing prices are climbing, they are doing so because new houses are not being built to increase the supply.