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Fewer Workers Filing Unemployment Insurance Claims, But Layoffs Increase in Oil-Producing States

Job losses continue to decline in 2016. The number of unemployment insurance claims filed in the first three weeks of January 2016 averaged 284,410, a decrease compared to previous years. The average number of jobless claims filed is also...

Did you know? The Minimum Wage

On January 1, 2016 the minimum wage will rise in 14 states. What is the minimum wage in your area? How do minimum wage workers interact with the housing market in your area? Regardless of one’s position on the...

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...