Category Archives: Employment

Rising Wages Set the Stage for Economic Acceleration, Expanding Commercial Real Estate Demand

  Follow us: |  |  Research Brief February 2018 EMPLOYMENT Developing Trends ■ January was the 88th consecutive month of job gains, the longest on record with 200,000 jobs created. Unemployment remained at 4.1 percent, the lowest since 1999. ■ Retail spending poised to increase during 2018. Rising wages and income tax cuts will combine to raise […]

Employment Bounces Back From Hurricanes’ Impact; Labor Shortages Temper Employment Growth

  Follow us:  Research Brief November 2017 EMPLOYMENT Developing Trends ■ Shaking off the effects of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the economy added 261,000 jobs in October. The leisure/hospitality sector accounted for the majority of the bounce back by adding 106,000 positions in October after posting a decline of 102,000 in the previous month. ■ […]

Harvey and Irma Join Forces to Break 83 Month Job Creation Streak

  Follow us:  Research Brief October 2017 EMPLOYMENT Developing Trends ■ The U.S. economy lost 33,000 jobs in September on the heels of two hurricanes making landfall. The phenomena will likely be short lived as following both Hurricane Andrew and Hurricane Katrina the U.S. economy added an average of 130,000 Positions after dropping significantly the […]

Job Creation Outpaces Expectations; Invigorates Commercial Real Estate Space Demand

  Follow us:  Research Brief July 2017 EMPLOYMENT Developing Trends ■ June employment exceeded expectations with 222,000 positions created. The labor market remains on pace to add about 2 million jobs in 2017. Throughout the expansion employment growth has been the most consistent metric demonstrating continued economic growth. ■ Unemployment edged up slightly in June […]