Archive of: Economy

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Economist sees good ahead, unless …

A long-time South Sound economist, Lynn Michaelis, Ph.D., offered an outlook for the region and the nation that shows lots of 'blue skies' ahead.

February 2017

New state GDP estimate released

The government's statistics prove what you see on local streets: the South Sound and Washington state economy continue to grow.

January 2017

2016 closed with more jobs, fewer jobless

South Sound counties and the whole state finished out 2016 with more people working and fewer counted as unemployed, according to a report out today.

January 2017

More are ‘on the way’

With its regional economy leading the nation in many respects, the South Sound claimed two spots on U-Haul's Top 25 Growth Cities through 2016.

January 2017

Costs of living up slightly

Inflation not much of a worry from 2016 results, as the annual rise in Consumer Price Index as calculated by the federal government was 0.3 percent in December.

January 2017

Christmas sales were ‘merry’

Our most recent holiday gift-giving and dining out season increased by twice from the year before, U.S. Census Bureau reports today.

January 2017

From SSBiz: January optimism abounds

The beginnings of every new calendar brings forth positive thoughts on what lies ahead, and our Content Manager Arnie Aurellano knows how to stay 'true to course.'

January 2017

Building products prices firm at year's end

The costs of construction measured by prices of input products ended 2016 up slightly more than 2 percent, largely due to rising costs for anything petroleum based.

January 2017

Pierce economy still pointed up

Two economists presented positive pictures for the new year both locally and nationally at a Tacoma forecast breakfast today.

January 2017

Jobless rates mostly down in November

Thurston County bucked the larger trend toward lower unemployment in November 2016 than the same month one year earlier.

December 2016
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