unemployment Archive

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...

Unemployment Insurance Claims: Trend Down in First Half of 2015

This blog post was written by Erin Fitzpatrick. Erin is a Summer Research Intern and is currently studying at George Washington University pursuing a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science. Initial claims for unemployment insurance filed during...
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July 10, 2015

Latest Employment Condition (June 2015)

The job market continues to improve.  In June 223,000 net new jobs were added.  The total comes to 2.9 million over the past 12 months.  These gains will provide a solid support for home sales and commercial real estate...

Latest Employment Data (May 2015)

Very solid job numbers in May.  Jobs are coming at the right time knowing that interest rates are set to rise later this year.  The positive influence to real estate from job creation can easily overpower the negative influence...

Number of People Claiming Unemployment Insurance Falls to Its Lowest Since 2000

The number of people claiming unemployment insurance has fallen to its lowest level since 2000.  Over the past 4 weeks that ended May 23, 2015, the average number of unemployment claims totaled 271,500, the lowest level since April 2000...