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The Connection Between Jobs, Wages, and Housing

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Despite the employment numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics coming in below expectations on Friday, unemployment numbers fell to their lowest since 1969. Experts weigh in on how these trends are affecting the housing market.

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Is the State of Housing Strong?

On Tuesday evening, President Trump delivered his State of the Union address before the Congress. The White House released excerpts from the speech before it began, highlighting a focus on immigration reform, infrastructure, national security, and the economic impacts of ...

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Severity of Financial Crisis to Blame for Slow Wage Growth

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The labor market has taken significant steps in the quest to return to pre-recession employment levels. Still, concerns remain among many about the quality of jobs being created. Wages have increased over the past year but at only a 2.3 percent growth rate, they lag behind the growth rate that they should be experiencing at this point in the business cycle. A change may be in the air.

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Wages Fail to Keep Up With Home Prices

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Home price increases have started to plateau, but with wages remaining stagnant, cash-strapped shoppers are still feeling put out. According to Trulia, asking prices on listed homes rose 1.2 percent month-to-month in June, the highest monthly increase in more than a year. The increase was the same both with and without foreclosures.

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