District of DeBonis: Economy


Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Report: D.C. is among most unequal U.S. cities by income

Analysis of Census data says only Atlanta, Boston and Miami have higher income disparities.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:47 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Demographics, Economy, Politics

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013

D.C. Council will hear minimum wage testimony as regional effort emerges

The announcement comes after minimum wage bills are introduced in Montgomery and Prince George's county councils..

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy, Politics

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/02/2013

D.C. revenues modestly upgraded in new estimates

CFO Natwar M. Gandhi says city will take in more even as a federal shutdown cuts into tax collections.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy, Politics

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Sequestration’s impact on D.C., in four charts

Mayor Vincent C. Gray said Friday the federal budget cutbacks known as sequestration have started to take a toll on the city economy.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:42 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/16/2013

The high cost of D.C. housing

A report from the Center for Housing Policy shows how the region's housing prices are getting increasingly out of whack with residents' incomes.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Economy, Housing

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 07/29/2013

D.C.'s economy could be 'stalling,' financial officials warn

A report from city finance official cites federal labor statistics indicating that the number of jobs in the city has plateaued after a period of strong post-recession growth.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:44 PM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Is it too hard to get a D.C. Water construction job?

D.C. Jobs or Else made a YouTube video showing Ward 8 residents trying to apply for jobs through a D.C. Water "job opportunity center."

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:10 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy, Politics

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 07/01/2013

FBI relocation would mean fewer jobs but more tax dollars, study says

The analysis reflects the impact of replacing the FBI's property-tax-exempt building with a mixed-use private development.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:25 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy, Politics

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 05/23/2013

D.C. shows Sun Belt-like population growth

Among the nation's 25 largest cities, only Austin and Charlotte grew faster than the District did between 2010 and 2012.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:52 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Report: D.C.'s employment centers need work

Study suggests that Mayor Vincent C. Gray has significant work left to do on perhaps his top political priority — getting District residents back to work.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:29 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy, Politics

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Wig merchant is wholly unconcerned about Wal-Mart competition

Shopkeeper's sanguine attitude goes to show some of the typical anti-Wal-Mart arguments fail to hold water in D.C.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy, Retail

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 10/19/2012

D.C. had the nation’s third-highest job growth in September

Meanwhile, the District's unemployment rate only ticked down by a tenth of a percentage point, from 8.8 to 8.7 percent.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:56 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economy