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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: On Central Florida’s Economic Comeback


The latest economic news points to a stronger economic rebound than expected with a surge of leisure travel and rising consumer spending. Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston that hidden within those good economic tidings is even better news for Central Florida’s economy in particular. Click Play Audio to hear their conversation.
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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: On An Uneven Employment Recovery


Florida’s April job gains jumped by nearly 17,000, but the unemployment rate also rose. To make things even more confusing, some restaurants and retailers say they’re finding it hard to hire the staff they need to fully reopen. Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind untangles the numerical mystery with WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston. He starts with a check-in on how many jobs we’ve recovered since the pandemic began. Click Play Audio to hear their conversation.
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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: Population Changes And What They Mean For Florida


Last week the Census Bureau released its latest population estimates for counties and metro areas for 2020. These estimates were made WITHOUT the 2020 census results, which have sparked some undercounting concerns for economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind. Fishkind addresses this with WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston before he explores what the new reports mean for Florida’s economy. Click the Play Audio button to hear their conversations.
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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: How The Pandemic Will Change The Structure Of Life And Work


The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated structural changes that were already happening across the U.S., and new data from the Census Bureau and the U.S. Postal Service show us how fast the changes are happening. About 30 million change-of-address requests show many more people moving out of major cities and into the surrounding suburbs and beyond. Economist analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells Nicole Darden Creston a lot of these changes affect Florida. Click the Play Audio button to hear their conversation.
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