Category Archives: Employment

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 […]

Low Unemployment Fuels Housing Demand, Favors Apartments

  Employment MARCH 2019 Low Unemployment Fuels Housing Demand, Favors Apartments Tight labor market curbs job creation. The U.S. economy added 20,000 jobs in February, the lowest monthly total since September 2017. While the partial government shutdown and winter storms contributed to last month’s meager showing, the pace of hiring should recover in March. Still, […]