Employment Archive

Migration Winners of 2014

When a household chooses where to live, it is said that it has already chosen a set of local public goods (schools, parks, and public safety) and a set of taxes to finance the public goods. Based on theories...

Surprising Performers in the Latest State and Metro Employment Conditions

There are plenty of new jobs in the states in the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones and in a few southern states. Idaho, Utah, and Nevada are leaders. The Pacific states of California, Oregon, and Washington as well as...

Latest Employment Report (October 2015)

Big numbers on employment with a whopping 271,000 net new job creation in October. Over the past 12 months the tally comes to an impressive 2.8 million net new jobs. Real estate can therefore expect further expansion. Even better...

Latest State-Level Employment (September 2015)

Utah continues to hold the lead in job creation in the latest data. Idaho and South Carolina are catching up and narrowing the gap. At the opposite end, any state with an exposure to energy production is getting slammed....

Latest State and Metro Employment (August 2015)

Good News: 47 states have created jobs over the past 12 months. Utah is leading the way with a 4 percent job growth rate. The Pacific Ocean states of Oregon and Washington are right behind. Florida and Nevada round...