Employment Archive

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...

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...