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Fishkind Conversations: Florida’s Housing, Jobs, Population Reports Paint A Rosy Picture

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90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

Three sets of numbers came out last week: employment numbers, Census numbers and housing numbers. Hank Fishkind dug into the data and tells 90.7’s Catherine Welch what they say about Florida’s economy.

Hank’s Highlights

Employment in Florida: The seasonally adjusted rate was 5 percent in February 2017, that’s compared to the U.S. rate of 4.7 percent.

Census Data for 2016: Orlando’s population rose to 2.4 million, The Villages remained the fastest growing metro area in the U.S.

Housing Data: Median sales price for a home in Florida rose 12.5 percent to $225,000.

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Catherine Welch

About Catherine Welch

News Director

Catherine Welch is news director at WMFE. Before moving to Florida she was news director at Rhode Island Public Radio. Previous roles as news director include WHQR in Wilmington NC and KBIA in Columbia MO. Catherine has won several regional Edward R. Murrow awards and awards from the Public Radio News Directors ... Read Full Bio »