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Retail Spending Strong, Growth Emerging From Diverse Sectors

  I RETAIL SALES OCTOBER 2019 I Research Brief Retail Spending Strong, Growth Emerging From Diverse Sectors I Consumer spending active in midst of uncertainty. For the second consecutive month, core retail sales generated 4.5 percent annual growth as the softening economic outlook had little effect on shopping habits. While spending has moderated relative to […]

Record-Low Unemployment Propels Demand for Commercial Real Estate

  I EMPLOYMENT OCTOBER 2019 I Research Brief Record-Low Unemployment Propels Demand for Commercial Real Estate I Job growth continues at subdued but consistent pace. Organizations added about 136,000 positions in September, slightly down from the 168,000 roles filled in August. The more modest rate of employment growth nevertheless exceeded the number of new entrants […]

Job Openings Outnumber Unemployed, Delivering Opportunities

  I EMPLOYMENT SEPTEMBER 2019 I Research Brief Job Openings Outnumber Unemployed, Delivering Opportunities I Unemployment stays flat as hiring activity trends down. Employers created 130,000 jobs in August, the lowest monthly total since May. Year to date, approximately 1.3 million people have been added to payrolls, compared with 1.9 million during the same time […]

Yield-Curve Inversion Reiterates Stability Of Commercial Real Estate

    I FINANCIAL MARKETS AUGUST 2019 I Research Brief Yield-Curve Inversion Reiterates Stability Of Commercial Real Estate I Brief yield-curve inversion sparks volatility. The short-lived inversion of the 10-year and two-year Treasury yield curve sparked significant financial market volatility as the closely monitored sign of an impending recession delivered a warning alert. Despite efforts […]