Economist Commentaries Archive

Fewer Workers on Unemployment Insurance

This blog post was written by Erin Fitzpatrick. Erin is a Summer Research Intern and is currently studying at George Washington University pursuing a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science. The 4-week moving average for continuous claims...
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July 31, 2015

REALTORS® Commercial Markets Record Accelerating Prices In Q2.2015

Commercial space is heavily concentrated in large buildings, but large buildings are a relatively small number of the overall stock of commercial buildings. In terms of inventory, commercial real estate markets are bifurcated, with the majority of buildings (81...

Mortgage Application Data (July 29th, 2015)

This blog post was written by La Shawn Skeete. La Shawn is a Summer Research Intern, and is currently studying at The University of Maryland, College Park pursuing a degree in Economics. Seasonally adjusted mortgage application volumes increased 0.8%...
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July 31, 2015

Like-Kind Exchanges: Highlights from Arizona

This blog post was written by Erin Fitzpatrick. Erin is a Summer Research Intern and is currently studying at George Washington University pursuing a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science. Based on the latest data from Bureau...
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July 31, 2015

REALTORS® Broadly Positive About the Six-Month Outlook

In June 2015, REALTORS® were by and large “strongly confident” about the outlook for the next six months, although confidence appears to have decreased slightly relative to May, according to the June 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report. [1]...