Category Archives: Research

Record Job Growth in June Precedes Infection Surge, Business Closures

  I EMPLOYMENT JULY 2020 I Research Brief Record Job Growth in June Precedes Infection Surge, Business Closures I Job growth increases as economic restoration continues. The labor market recovered further in June as unemployment fell 220 basis points to 11.1 percent and 4.8 million people returned to work, the largest monthly job gain on […]

Unexpected Job Growth Recorded As Nation Begins Reopening

    I CANADA EMPLOYMENT JUNE 2020 I Research Brief Unexpected Job Growth Recorded As Nation Begins Reopening I Canadians slowly return to work as restrictions are lifted. Employers added 290,000 jobs in May as the economy bounced back to life, though large challenges and a long road to recovery lie ahead. Economic shutdowns resulted […]

Lifted Lockdowns and Fiscal Stimulus Support Employment Growth

    I EMPLOYMENT JUNE 2020 I Research Brief Lifted Lockdowns and Fiscal Stimulus Support Employment Growth I Labor market rebounds as restrictions begin to ease. Employers added 2.5 million jobs in May to bring the unemployment rate down to 13.3 percent, indicating the worst of the economic fallout may be behind us. Economic shutdowns […]

Employment Momentum, Accelerating Wages Support Real Estate Performance Outlook

Follow us:  Research Brief January 2017 EMPLOYMENT Important Factors ■ December employment growth of 156,000 jobs moderated from the pace seen through much of 2016. Yet, given that the economy is approaching full employment, job creation above 100,000 positions per month is more than enough to match labor force growth. ■ Education and health services […]