Posts in the "Economic News" Category
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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

Inflation Is Back (Sort Of) – Is Commercial Real Estate An Inflation Hedge In The ‘New Normal’?

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, the worldwide central banks (U.S. Federal Reserve, ECB, etc.) have embarked on an unprecedented economic stimulus. Measures have included years of zeroRead more

NYU’s Sam Chandan on the Changing Real Estate Capital Markets

The associate dean of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate discusses how economic and policy changes are impacting the real estate capital markets, the potential for a nextRead more

MBA Forecasts a Dip in Mortgage Originations

Lenders facing stiff competition to place capital may face an even tougher road ahead given the latest forecast from the Mortgage Bankers Association that is predicting a 2 percentRead more

U.S. Inflation Looks Even More Tame If You Remove Housing Costs

U.S. central bankers eyeing services inflation as a key gauge of price pressures may find it pretty robust—until you take housing costs out of the equation. Services prices excludingRead more