Economic Updates Archive

Unemployment Insurance Claims Continue To Decline

Insurance claims by the jobless continue to decline, a sign of the continuing good health of the labor market. Claims for unemployment insurance filed in the week of December 13 totaled 298,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation

It has become easier to breathe with consumer prices falling by the most amounts in six years.  Lower gasoline prices are everywhere. But wait, renters are getting squeezed hard with fast rising rents. Specifically, the overall Consumer Price Index...

Latest Housing Starts

New home construction activity declined slightly in the latest month.  However, the overall annual figure is likely to show an 8 percent gain for 2014. Specifically, housing starts fell 1.6 percent in November from the prior month.  Though a...

Latest Industrial Production

Factory production in America grew solidly in the past month.  This implies that the U.S. economy is brushing aside the weakening European economy and is in no danger of a recession.  Job gains will continue.  Commercial REALTORS® specializing in...

Retail Sales and Leasing

Retail sales are strengthening, likely helped by lower gasoline prices.  This implies continued economic expansion and job creations.  Commercial REALTORS® should anticipate increased leasing activity and higher retail rents next year. Specifically, sales at retail and restaurants rose by...