The GDP improved somewhat in the second Q1 estimate; will the employment situation released on Friday show enough economic improvement for a June rate hike by the Fed?Read More »
Consumers are Feeling Labor Market Pains
Last week, the BLS reported only 160,000 jobs added during April. How did consumers perceive the labor market during the month?Read More »
Weak Jobs Report May Not Bode Well for Housing
Will the slowdown in labor market be a hindrance to growth in the housing market, or will the will the housing market boom this summer due to the amount of pent-up demand?Read More »
Jobs Report Sends Mixed Signals
The latest employment summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics contained several positives, but also came with a few disappointments—including one that may have an adverse effect on housing.Read More »
Wage Growth Lags Amid Positives in February Employment Summary
In the February Employment Summary from the BLS, Job gains were solid and the labor force participation rate was up, but the average hourly wage declined. How will the lack of wage growth affect the housing market this spring?Read More »
The Week Ahead: Will Steady Gains for the Labor Market Resume?
The January employment summary reported approximately half of the monthly job gains than in the previous three months. Will February's report be solid enough to convince the Fed to raise rates again in March?Read More »
Job Gains Weaken, But is the Labor News All Bad?
The labor market was the strong point of the U.S. economy in the last quarter of 2015. Job gains slowed in the first month of 2016, but other areas saw growth.Read More »
The Week Ahead: Waiting to See if the Jobs Report Measures Up
Will the labor market be able to sustain the solid job growth it experienced in the last three months of 2015?Read More »
Consumer Expectations Are Lower Across the Board
According to the New York Fed, consumers are growing less optimistic about their financial and employment prospects.Read More »
Will November’s Solid Jobs Report Push the Fed to a December Liftoff?
Many economists and analysts have viewed the November employment summary as the final piece of the puzzle in order to encourage a Fed liftoff later this month.Read More »