Category Archives: Employment

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 […]

Robust Job Growth Underscores Confidence in Apartment, Retail Sectors

  I I EMPLOYMENT JULY 2019 I Research Brief Robust Job Growth Underscores Confidence in Apartment, Retail Sectors I Recent hiring trends fall below pre-tax stimulus job growth. Employers created 224,000 jobs in June, bringing the total so far this year to 1.03 million. That is the lowest first-half sum since 2010, although comparable periods […]

Tight Labor Market Constrains Job Creation

  I I EMPLOYMENT JUNE 2019 I Research Brief Tight Labor Market Constrains Job Creation I Hiring softens, unemployment rate unchanged in May. Employers added 75,000 jobs last month, maintaining a historically low unemployment rate of 3.6 percent. Downward revisions to March and April’s figures offset May’s gains, taking the average number of new hires […]