CUNA November economic update spotlights rural America

November 21, 2019


November 21, 2019

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) released the November 2019 edition of the Economic Update, sponsored by the CUNA Finance Council. Chief Economist Mike Schenk explores the disconnect between continued economic success national and the actual results of that success for everyday people.

“Healthy and generally improving economic conditions are obvious just about everywhere you look,” Schenk noted. “But that’s not to say there aren’t significant challenges. In fact, challenges and dislocations aren’t difficult to find.”

The November video also features:  

  • The lowest unemployment rate in the U.S in nearly 50 years
  • Why branch location matters- especially for non-wealthy consumers
  • Exceptional growth of rural America credit union membership and what that means for local and national economies

The November 2019 CUNA Economic update is complimentarily available to all CUNA members. To watch the video and other past updates, visit 


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Lauren Williams        
CUNA Communications        

Tiffany Niederwerfer 

CUNA Marketing