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University of Tennessee Associate Professor of Economics Matthew Harris said you can expect prices to stay up for at least the next few months. “The folks at the USDA saying that they expect moderate increases through the rest of the year,” said Harris. “Beyond that kind of wait and see.”
"With the tremendous amount of stimulus payments that were provided in the past year, household balance sheets are actually in pretty good shape, particularly when you add in the growth in both the stock market and home values," said Dr. Bill Fox, director of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee. "A big part of our population has seen an increase in wealth so why declare bankruptcy?"
Chattanooga Times-Free Press
“When you’re uncertain, it is really hard to leave the inertia of where you are and switch into some new thing not knowing whether that new thing is going to hold or not,” associate professor of economics Marianne Wanamaker said of the hesitancy many people feel about returning to work in light of the Delta variant of COVID-19.
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The state's residential population is up 8.9 percent since 2010, the Tennessee State Data Center says