Posts in the "Economic News" Category
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Puget Sound Jobs Forecast

Integra Realty Resources created a employment forecast showing jobs growth from 2016 through 2023 in 8 sectors, from services and retail through construction and manufacturing. Many sectors show slowingRead more

October unemployment unchaged at 3.7%

The unemployment rate remained unchanged from September at 3.7%, Job gains of 250,000 occurred in professional and business services, health care, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing. You can seeRead more

September 2018 housing starts up over 3.7% over 2017

Privately-owned housing building permits down 0.6% from August, but up 3.7% year-to-year. You can download a PDF of the full monthly report from the US Census by clicking here.Read more

September unemployment down to 3.7%

The unemployment rate went down to 3.7%, Job gains of 134,000 occurred in professional and business services, health care, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing. You can see the fullRead more

August employment increases by 201,000

The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.9$, Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, and mining. You can see the fullRead more

Unemployment rises to 4.0% in June

The unemployment rate rose to 4.0%, with employment continuing to grow in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care. You can see the full report by clicking here.Read more

April 2018 housing starts up over 7.7% over 2017

Privately-owned housing building permits down 1.8% over March, but up 7.7% year-to-year. You can download a PDF of the full monthly report from the US Census by clicking here.Read more

Unemployment dips to 3.8% in May

Employment was down to 3.8% at the end of May, with employment continuing to trend up in retail trade, health care and construction. You can see the full reportRead more

Commercial Real Estate’s Low Debt Levels To Create Defensive Investment Opportunity During Economic Downturn

Despite concerns of rising debt levels throughout the global economy, which IMF warned about in its latest reports on the state of the world’s economy, research reveals the U.S.Read more

Commercial Real Estate Execs Overwhelmingly Predict A June Rate Hike

Economists overwhelmingly predict an interest rate hike by the Federal Open Market Committee at its next meeting on June 12-13, with the market pricing in a 100% probability, CushmanRead more