Employment Archive

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...

Latest National Employment Figures (September 2015)

Jobs continue to be added to the economy, but the momentum is less strong than before. Even so, the latest monthly addition of 142,000 is not shabby and brings the 12-month total to an impressive 2.75 million net new...

Illusive Single-Family Construction

By Ken Fears, Director of Housing Finance and Regional Economics, and LaShawn Skeete, Research Intern Summary: Supply constraints persist Construction has not kept pace with long-term demand Prices are likely to continue to rise in markets with inadequate supply...