Employment Archive

Latest Employment Condition (June 2015)

The job market continues to improve.  In June 223,000 net new jobs were added.  The total comes to 2.9 million over the past 12 months.  These gains will provide a solid support for home sales and commercial real estate...

Latest Employment Data (May 2015)

Very solid job numbers in May.  Jobs are coming at the right time knowing that interest rates are set to rise later this year.  The positive influence to real estate from job creation can easily overpower the negative influence...

Latest Employment Situation by State (April 2015)

The best state for job creation is Utah, which sped at 4.0 percent.  The West region is doing well with Washington, Nevada, Oregon, California, and Idaho making the top-ten list.  The South was also doing well with Florida, Georgia,...

Latest Employment Report (April 2015)

Job gains were solid in April.  But the wage growth remains stuck and not matching up with the rises in rents and home prices.  Nonetheless, more jobs even with slow wage growth means continuing support for housing demand and...

Latest State Employment Trends (March 2015)

Utah, Florida, and Pacific Ocean states of Washington, Oregon, and California are rolling along in jobs.  Given clear linkage between jobs and home sales, REALTORS® in these states should expect busy activity. North Dakota and Texas, which had consistently...