The U.S Department of Labor reported a job growth of 148,000 while unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent for the third consecutive month.Read More »
Construction Job Openings On the Rise
Job openings—and construction jobs, in particular—are up, and so are hires. So why did one expert call today's job report a "disappointment?"Read More »
Places Where Jobs and Affordable Housing Intersect
It’s sometimes difficult to have any disposable income left over from a paycheck. A recent joint study conducted by Zillow and LinkedIn has found several cities where jobs and affordable housing are plentiful.Read More »
President Trump Promised Jobs, Recent Employment Report Delivers
In his first address to Congress at the end of February, President Trump reiterated his commitment to growing U.S. jobs. The most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that during Trump’s first-full month as president employment increased by 235,000 jobs.Read More »
Wage Gains Highlight Latest Employment Data
Wage gains, which have been cited repeatedly by analysts as a key to increasing homeownership, has picked up lately. But they could come with some unintended side effects.Read More »
Is the Labor Market Impeding Housing Growth?
Concerns about job security and income growth may have been the catalyst for why home buying decreased for the previous month, according to Fannie Mae.Read More »
Employment Rebounds. . .But Will it Help Housing?
One economist said the June report will “allay fears” that a recession is imminent and another called the report a “sigh of relief.” But will the housing market benefit from a healthy June employment summary?Read More »
The Week Ahead: Can the Labor Market Make a Comeback?
Only 38,000 jobs were added in the May employment situation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the lowest monthly total in nearly six years.Read More »
Consumers Positive Despite Weak Employment Data
The BLS employment situation for May did not bring good news. But one would never know that by looking at a survey of consumer expectations from the New York Fed.Read More »
‘Dud’ Jobs Report Creates Dark Housing Forecast
The nation’s unemployment rate took a tumble from April to May, but by and large that was the only good news from Friday's BLS employment situation for May 2016.Read More »