Kamran Afshar

Economic Pulse: Week of 4/21/2016

May 3, 2016

A weekly look at the trends driving our nation's economy as well as the Lehigh Valley's economy.  Economic Pulse airs Fridays at 5:44pm and Mondays at 7:41am.

(Original air-date: 04/21/2016)

Economic Pulse: Week of 4/15/16

Apr 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: 04/15/16)

Economic Pulse: Week of 3/25/2016

Apr 1, 2016

A weekly look at the trends driving our nation's economy as well as the Lehigh Valley's economy.  Economic Pulse  airs Fridays at 5:44pm and Mondays at 7:41am. 

(Original air-date: 03/25/16)

Economic Pulse: Week of 3/11/2016

Mar 17, 2016

 

A weekly look at the trends driving our nation's economy as well as the Lehigh Valley's economy. Economic Pulse airs Fridays at 5:44pm and Mondays at 7:41am. (Original air-date: 03/11/16)

Economic Pulse: Week of 2/19/2016

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: 2/19/2016)

Kamran Afshar welcomes guests Jennifer Mann, President of JL Mann Consulting, and Christopher Borick, Professor of Political Science at Muhlenberg College, to present a special hour-long edition of Economic Pulse during this week's Lehigh Valley Discourse featuring the results of Kamran Afshar Associates, Inc. quarterly economic review of Lehigh Valley businesses.

(Original air-date: 2/4/2016)

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)

Dr. Kamran Afshar presents a special edition Lehigh Valley Discourse featuring a roundtable discussion on the results of Kamran Afshar Associates, Inc.'s quarterly economic review of Lehigh Valley businesses. Dr. Afshar welcomes Jack Pfunder, Executive Director of Manufacturing Resource Center, and Tom Demshock, Broker at Fishburn Realty. 

(Original air-date: 11/05/15)

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)

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