Saddled with high costs that has led to out-migration, San Francisco has recovered only 40% of its lost jobs since the start of the pandemic. Its...

Although the outlook for Sweden is strong with all restrictions removed, there are downside risks related to persistent supply-chain bottlenecks...

Still lagging its peers, New York has recovered only 49% of its lost jobs since the start of the pandemic. Its net job decline of 9.1% from Q1...

US GDP topped its peak pre-pandemic level in Q2, but the pace of the economic recovery was largely unchanged as the Delta variant sapped some of...

Los Angeles, like New York, has suffered from urban flight that has persisted due to the delta variant. LA has recovered only 44% of its lost jobs...

High-frequency data on numbers of employees and median pay suggest that the Covid-19 pandemic has not made the ‘north-south divide’ wider. Our...

The minutes of September’s MPC meeting were more hawkish, leading markets to price in a rate hike early next year. But we think markets are...

Read how Oxford Economics and YouTube partnered to identify the economic and societal benefits of YouTube in Brazil. Through our rigorous economic...

The Value of Franchising

Posted by Economic Impact on Sep 24, 2021

The franchise business model plays an important role within the US economy. Prior to the pandemic, in 2019, the economic output of franchise...

The US Recovery Tracker exited the summer on a bright note. It rose 0.7ppts to 96.7 during the two weeks ended September 3 – the highest reading...