This Week in the Economy

by CoyDavidson on September 16, 2011

U.S. stocks posted solid gains on Friday securing a 5-day winning streak for the first time in more than two months. Locally, Houston’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.6 percent in August as 3,200 nonfarm jobs were gained, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Below are links to the top economics news for the week:

Chart of the Week

This week, the BEA posted data on metropolitan GDP, for 2010. Here’s a look at the change in GDP for that year and the change in the unemployment rate for large U.S. MSA’s.

Source: The Economist

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