Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar

Fridays at 5:44pm, Mondays at 7:41am

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; Mondays at 7:41 AM.

The Rise of Help Wanted Ads on WDIY's Economic Pulse

Jan 10, 2014

Dr. Afshar discusses how help wanted adds rose significantly during the second half of 2013, reaching 5.4 million jobs in the US in December 2013 and how this compare to past years and its effect on employment in the months to come. (Original air-date January 10,2014).

This Week's Economic Pulse

Jan 3, 2014

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week. (Original air date January 3, 2014.)

This Week's Economic Pulse

Dec 20, 2013

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week. (Original air date December 20, 2013.)

This Week's Economic Pulse

Dec 6, 2013

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week. (Orignal air date December 6, 2013.)

This Week's Economic Pulse

Dec 2, 2013

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week. (Orignal air date November 29, 2013.)

This Week's Economic Pulse

Nov 25, 2013

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week. The program will repeat Monday morning at 7:35am during Morning Edition. (Original air date November 22, 2013.)

This Week's Economic Pulse

Nov 16, 2013

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week. (Original air date November 15, 2013.)

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week. This program is part 2 of 2 covering The Employment And Purchasing Index of the Lehigh Valley, a quarterly report of Lehigh Valley businesses. For complete survey results, please visit Dr. Afshar’s blog at www.kaa-inc.com. (Original air date November 8, 2013.)

In the first of two parts, this week's Economic Pulse covers the Employment and Purchasing Index of the Lehigh Valley; a quarterly survey of Lehigh Valley business, which collects close to 1000 observations per year.  This quarter's results shows that optimism for local businesses is at its highest rate since 2007. For more information on the survey, please visit Kamran Afshar's blog here.  (Original air date November 1, 2013.)

This Week's Economic Pulse

Oct 28, 2013

Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week.  On this week's show, Dr. Afshar discusses how October’s consumer sentiment index dropped by almost 12% below its July high. Did the government shutdown had anything to do with consumers’ outlook and expenditure plans? Dr. Afshar shares his thought. (Original air date October 25, 2013.)

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