Tag Archives: Commercial Real Estate

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 […]

Surging Economy Likely to Carry into 2015; Positive Prospects for Commercial Real Estate

December 30, 2014 The U.S. economy is expanding at the fastest pace since 2003, providing ample evidence that GDP growth will be on solid footing as 2015 begins. Equity markets are hovering near all-time highs, unemployment is below 6 percent and falling, and job gains have been impressive — all reflective of strong economic momentum. […]

Drilling Under the Surface: Lower Oil Prices a Boon to Economy and Hiring

December 10, 2014 The U.S. economy could get a boost in the fourth quarter as tumbling oil prices support increased consumption and lower costs for manufacturing companies and shipping services. With oil prices down 42 percent since last June to $63 per barrel, consumers save approximately $200 million per day in gas expenses, which may […]

Hiring Sets Aggressive Pace in November; On Track for Best Performance Since 1999

December 5, 2014 U.S. employers were in a festive mood in November as the holiday season approached, hiring the most workers in any month in nearly three years. Job creation was deep and broadly distributed, benefiting nearly every sector. Although the unemployment rate remained unchanged, other indicators point to tightened labor market slack. This will […]

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