Category Archives: Employment

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 […]

Tight Labor Market Restrains Job Creation, Offers Mixed Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

      Follow us:  Research Brief June 2017 EMPLOYMENT Developing Trends ■ Apartment absorption could get a boost as the record number of adult children living at home may finally have the financial strength to move out. Many will likely rent, supporting steady apartment absorption. The catalyst for the releasing of these pent-up households […]

Hiring Bounces Back in January, Offers Upbeat Commercial Property Outlook

  Follow us:  Research Brief February 2017 EMPLOYMENT Developing Trends ■ Employers added 227,000 positions last month, a notable increase from the average of 148,000 jobs created monthly in the fourth quarter last year. Consumer-oriented employment sectors stood out in January, with retail, healthcare, and leisure and hospitality adding a combined 104,000 workers during the […]