Economics

The GDP rose significantly during the third quarter. Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses what this means for the Lehigh Valley's economy.

Economic Pulse: Week of 11/13/2020

Nov 13, 2020

Payroll employment increased by 638,000 jobs in October according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Dr. Kamran Afshar discusses what this means for the country's economic recovery.

Economic Pulse: Week of 9/11/2020

Sep 11, 2020

The consumer sentiment index is remaining trendless. Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Economic Pulse: Week of 9/4/2020

Sep 4, 2020

How does the current recession compare to the Great Depression? Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Economic Pulse: Week of 8/28/2020

Sep 4, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Online shopping dropped slightly in July. What does this mean for the economy? Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Economic Pulse: Week of 8/14/2020

Aug 21, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Dr. Kamram Afshar looks at the falling number of initial unemployment claims, which have just dropped below one million.


How are the Lehigh Valley's businesses doing?  Dr. Kamran Afshar welcomes guest Tony Iannelli, CEO and President of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, to discuss the results of the latest quarterly economic survey of Lehigh Valley businesses.

Economic Pulse: Week of 7/31/2020

Aug 7, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Dr. Kamran Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Economic Pulse: Week of 7/24/2020

Jul 31, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

Economic Pulse: Week of 7/17/2020

Jul 20, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Dr. Kamram Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.

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