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.

Economic Pulse: Week of 2/12/2016

Feb 23, 2016

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

(Original air-date: 2/12/16)

Economic Pulse: Week of 2/5/2016

Feb 11, 2016

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

(Original air-date: 2/5/2016)

Economic Pulse: Week of 1/29/2016

Feb 4, 2016

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

(Original air-date: 1/29/2016)

Economic Pulse: Week of 1/22/2016

Jan 26, 2016

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

(Original air-date: 1/22/2016)

Economic Pulse: Week of 1/15/2016

Jan 26, 2016

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

(Original air-date: 1/15/2016)

Economic Pulse: Week of 1/8/2016

Jan 26, 2016

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

(Original air-date: 1/8/2016)

In this special hour-long edition of Economic Pulse, Dr. Kamran Afshar welcomes members of the business community for a roundtable discussion on the results of the quarterly economic review of Lehigh Valley businesses.

(Original air-date: 5/7/2015)

A Drop in the Unemployment Rate on Economic Pulse

Aug 29, 2014

PA Department of Labor and Industry reported a significant drop in the unemployment rate, falling from 7.7% in July 2013 to 5.9% in July 2014. But let’s look at the calculations; there were 2,500 new jobs created in the last 12 months which is ok, and if this was all, unemployment rate would have dropped to only 6.7%. Then how did we moved down to 5.9%, where did the other 0.8% come from?

(Original air-date 8/29/2014)

Exploring the Return of Inflation on Economic Pulse

Aug 22, 2014

Inflation is back, although we have not completely felt it  yet. Inflation over the 12 months was 2%, inflation rate in 2014 is 2.4% and  in the last 3 months this rate has increased to 2.8%. Actual inflation is accelerating. (Original air-date 8/22/2014)

Dr. Kamran Afshar hosts a special, one-hour Quarterly Economic Review on Economic Pulse. Dr. Afshar discusses the economic state of the Lehigh Valley with guests:

• Dave Kepler (Executive Vice President of Univest Corporation)
• Ed Meehan (Executive Director of the Rider Pool Foundation)
• Thomas Demshock (Owner of Fishburn Realty Co.)
• Bill Kreitz ( President of Hampson Mowrer Kreitz Insurance)

(Original air-date 8/7/2014)

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