Employment Archive

State and Metro Employment Conditions in May

Nearly 80 percent of the 372 metropolitan areas now have more jobs than one year ago according to the latest government statistics.  Job growth has been especially strong in Dallas-Ft. Worth region, Austin, Orlando, and San Jose – all...

Latest Jobs and Employment Data

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed that 288,000 jobs were added to the economy in June, marking the fifth consecutive month of net job growth above 200,000. Upward revisions to April and May data added 29,000...

Two Year Change in Employment (by Metro Area)

Job creation and household formation are major drivers of the trend in home sales. Job creation has been strong but inconsistent over the last year. However, some areas have shown significant improvements. Notably, several formerly distressed markets have shown...

Jobless Recovery: Labor Market Change Over Last Two Years

The national unemployment rate eased from 6.7% in March 2014 to 6.3% in April 2014. While that figure is strong at face value, the decline was in part due to the departure of 806,000 workers from the labor force....

REALTORS® in the American Workforce, by State

In a previous blog post, we took a look at the share of REALTOR® members relative to the number of employed persons nationally in the US over time. In this post, we take a look at the share of...