Posts in the "Economic News" Category
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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

Unemployment drops to 3.9% in April

Following 6 months of hovering at 4.1%, jobless numbers dropped to 3.9% in April, with unemployment for women at 3.5% and 3.7% for men. You can see the fullRead more

March 2018 housing starts up over 10.9% over 2017

Building permits are up 7.5% and housing completions are 1.9% above this time last year. You can download a PDF of the full monthly report from the US CensusRead more

March unemployment remains flat at 4.1%, little change across the board

Unemployment rate remained at a six-month constant of 4.1%. Labor force participation and part-time employment remained unchanged as well. To see the full report, click here.Read more