Employment Archive

Manufacturing and Housing in the Rust Belt States

Job and wage growth are the economic drivers of housing demand. In this blog, we look at the employment and wage trends in the manufacturing industry and how the strong job growth in manufacturing has impacted housing demand in...

Population and Employment Growth Fuel Homebuying in the West and South States

In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, respondents are asked “Compared to the same month last year, how would you rate the past month’s traffic in neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” Respondents rate buyer traffic...

Strong Employment Growth Continues to Underpin Homebuyer Demand in April 2018

In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, respondents are asked “Compared to the same month last year, how would you rate the past month’s traffic in neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” Respondents rate buyer traffic...

Strong Employment Growth Continues to Underpin Homebuyer Demand in March 2018

In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, respondents are asked “Compared to the same month last year, how would you rate the past month’s traffic in neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” Respondents rate buyer traffic...

Industrial Demand Slows in Wake of Soft Consumer Spending

In the wake of a soft 2016, the economic growth remained weak during the first quarter of 2017. Based on the second estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the United States...