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Broad-Based May Job Gains Highlight Economic Strength; Rising Momentum Raises Potential of Fed Tightening

June 8, 2015 Hiring in May spotlighted a U.S. economy that is finding its footing and gathering momentum following the weather-induced lackluster results of the first quarter. With the jump in job creation last month and upward revisions to prior months, growth in U.S. payrolls is back on track to align with last year’s robust […]

Hiring Steady in First Quarter Despite Headwinds; Supports Broadening Demand for Real Estate

April 6, 2015 Following months of robust gains, U.S. employers tempered hiring in March. The modest pace of job creation, though, is consistent with slower economic growth in the first quarter that partly reflects a strong U.S. dollar, harsh winter weather and the shutdown of West Coast ports. Other economic trends, however, indicate that the […]

Hiring Escalates Amid Heightened Corporate Confidence; Job Openings Surpass 2007 Peak

February 18, 2015 The number of job openings in the U.S. recently surpassed its pre-recession peak and reached a 14-year high as employers accelerated hiring, culminating in a robust month of job creation in January. Momentum has been broad as corporate caution has finally relaxed and companies have started to funnel profits back to work […]

Job Market Surpasses Previous Peak; Economy Shifts to Sustainable Growth

June 10, 2014 Supported by positive manufacturing and service-sector activity, the U.S. economy has settled into a steady pace of economic growth with strengthened hiring trends. Total employment has passed its pre-recession peak, adding back the 8.7 million jobs lost during the recession. This will be regarded as a positive sign by the Federal Reserve, which […]

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