Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar

Fridays at 5:44 pm, Mondays at 7:30 am

Dr. Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation. Fridays at 5:44 PM during All Things Considered; Mondays at 7:30 AM during Morning Edition.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 8% in the first quarter of 2021. Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Payroll employment rose by close to a million jobs in March.

Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

The Lehigh Valley has only recovered half of the jobs that it lost last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

According to the US Energy Information Administration, we are using less electricity.

Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

"Help Wanted" ads are on the rise...

Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

How will the next stimulus package impact the economy?

Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Is the pent up demand of last year going to cause an economic boom this year? Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.

Economic Pulse: Week of 2/19/21

Feb 23, 2021

Dow Jones industrial average rose by more than 7% as the economy shrunk 3.5% in 2020. Dr. Kamran Afshar looks at this and more in the week's economic news for the Lehigh Valley.


Local employment is slowly rising in the Lehigh Valley.  Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more in his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

The Consumer Sentiment Index recorded a slight decline in January. Dr. Kamran Afshar takes a look at this and more during his synopsis of the week's economic news and trends across the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

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