Employment Archive

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...

Latest Metro Level Employment Conditions (July 2015)

Over 2.9 million net new jobs were added to the national economy over the past 12 months to July. Not surprisingly, 83 percent of metro markets added jobs while only 17 percent did not create jobs or suffered a...

Latest Employment Report (July 2015)

Job gains continued in July, thereby providing a solid foundation for home buying and commercial real estate leasing activity. Not all is alright, however. Part-time employment still remains above normal and wages are barely rising. Job gains in the...

Latest GDP (Second Quarter 2015)

The nation’s economy is humming along unspectacularly. GDP rose by 2.3 percent in the second quarter. Based on year-to-date activity and many other recent economic data, the year 2015 will again mark another subpar GDP growth. Slow growth is...