unemployment Archive

10 Things to Know about the Latest Employment Data

Jobs will be ever more critical to support home sales in a rising interest rate environment. Therefore, the latest addition of 192,000 jobs in March is a big plus. The total gain over the past 12 months is 2.2...

February Employment Situation

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses employment. The economy added 175,000 net new jobs in February, thereby bringing total...

Jobless Claims Normalize

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses unemployment insurance claims....

Latest Jobs Report

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses the latest jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)....

State and Metro Employment Conditions

Want a job? Go to the frozen tundra of North Dakota. Massive oil and gas production has helped the unemployment rate to fall to 2.6 percent.   Starting wages for flipping burgers is said to run $15 to $18...