A state economist says the wild fluctuations of the U.S. stock market aside, the economy still appears to be growing.
Scott Hodek studies state labor trends. He says the most recent numbers still are pointing upward...
".....when I look at the fundamentals and leading indicators, I still see moderate growth throughout 2015. Maybe not as good of growth as we probably thought early in the summer but still moderate growth...."
He says consumer confidence in August was down, but the prior six months found confidence in the economy to be good.