Category Archives: Employment

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 […]

Unemployment Falls to Record Low; Job Gains Sustain Apartment Demand

  I I EMPLOYMENT MAY 2019 I Research Brief Unemployment Falls to Record Low; Job Gains Sustain Apartment Demand I Improved employment growth supporting historically low joblessness. Employers added 236,000 positions in April, bringing the year’s total job creation to 820,000, which is on par with previous years in this cycle. Expanded hiring activity compared […]

Labor Deficit Boosts Wages; Invigorates Hiring in Tertiary Markets

  I I EMPLOYMENT APRIL 2019 I Research Brief Labor Deficit Boosts Wages; Invigorates Hiring in Tertiary Markets I Job growth rebounds in March; pace of hiring moderating. Removed from the disrupting effects of the partial government shutdown and winter storms, U.S. employers created a combined 196,000 jobs last month, well above the 33,000 personnel […]