metro area Archive

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,...

Financial Characteristics of Housing at the Local Level

What are the financial characteristics of housing for your zip code, metro area and state? The American Community Survey produces data regarding the housing market at zip code, metro area and state level.  As we await the release of the...

State and Metro Employment in December 2014

Job gains have been accelerating in the final months of 2014.  Nationwide, 2.95 million net new jobs were added to the economy over the 12-months to December. North Dakota and Texas were leading the way.  But the oil price...

Rebounding Building Permit Activity

In which metro areas has building permit activity returned to the pre-bubble level? Building permits have trended up during the past several months indicating that U.S. residential construction will likely strengthen in 2015. Since building permits are an important...

State and Metro Employment Conditions in May

Nearly 80 percent of the 372 metropolitan areas now have more jobs than one year ago according to the latest government statistics.  Job growth has been especially strong in Dallas-Ft. Worth region, Austin, Orlando, and San Jose – all...