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Fishkind Conversations: Jobs And Income Up In Florida

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

Florida’s August jobs report is out. And while the unemployment rate stayed the same, job growth surged more than three percent over last year. Add the new U.S. Census Bureau report showing median household income up by nearly four percent nationwide, and it sounds like even the most cautious of economists might have cause to burst into song. Or at least whistle a happy tune for a moment or two.

Economic analyst Hank Fishkind tells 90.7's Nicole Creston that the reports aren’t as good as they may sound, though…they’re better.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy. When local issues have received international attention, Nicole has reported worldwide for TV news outlets such as CNN, HLN, ABC, Fox News Channel, and BBC News 24.

When she’s off duty, Nicole can often be found performing with one of Central Florida’s many theatre companies, or taking in local arts, culture and music.