Category: US Economy

Businesses Stay Buoyant Despite Challenges

The American economy has been through the wringer for more than 18 months. And just when things started looking up, the Delta variant reared its ugly head to derail the positive movement of the economy from early in the summer. Fortunately, with schools opening and college students going back to

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Adnan Zai

Time to Enjoy the Golden Era

At a time when many companies are in crisis, the story for business owners has become even bleaker with the retirement of many Baby Boomers who have chosen to leave the workforce. Whether they are worried about the coronavirus, or have realized that it is time to enjoy their Golden

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Adnan Zai

Where have all the Workers Gone?

The current 5.9% unemployment rate, compared to 3.5% before the pandemic, shows that the country is still suffering from joblessness. But the situation becomes more unusual because there are plenty of job openings and a plethora of workers. Unfortunately, the workers who need jobs are not a suitable match for

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Adnan Zai

Closing in on Pre-Pandemic Numbers

The economy has faced a long road to equilibrium, considering the way the pandemic has pounded it over the last 15 months. But recent reports are all bringing positive news, with many growth indicators back on track and most all showing signs of recovery. If anything, the economic recovery has

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Adnan Zai

Slow and Steady Wins the Game

Like a freighter inching through the sea, time seemed to make no progression over the past year of living through Covid-19. A year ago, the country was in the midst of an unemployment peak that had not been felt since the Great Depression. People were scared to leave their houses,

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Adnan Zai

Companies Struggle to Find Workers

In the pandemic’s aftermath, one unforeseen circumstance is that many businesses are struggling to find workers. Whether people are still worried about Covid-19, forced to stay home to care for people, or do not have the skills they need for certain jobs, many industries such as construction and food service

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Adnan Zai

Soaring Cost of Lumber

For prospective home buyers, especially those who are trying to purchase their very first home, and for those over 55, buying a new home in 2021 is a difficult proposition. From bark-eating beetles to millennials coming of age to the ramifications of the pandemic, there are many elements working together

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Adnan Zai

2020 Brought Longer Unemployment Lines

One full year has passed since Covid-19 hit the shores of the United States, and along with the virus, unemployment has swept across the nation. For 52 straight weeks, one million people have been forced to seek unemployment assistance. This oppressive statistic represents a country full of individuals and families

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