Tag Archives: CRE

Hiring Escalates Amid Heightened Corporate Confidence; Job Openings Surpass 2007 Peak

February 18, 2015 The number of job openings in the U.S. recently surpassed its pre-recession peak and reached a 14-year high as employers accelerated hiring, culminating in a robust month of job creation in January. Momentum has been broad as corporate caution has finally relaxed and companies have started to funnel profits back to work […]

Job Market Surpasses Previous Peak; Economy Shifts to Sustainable Growth

JuneĀ 10, 2014 Supported by positive manufacturing and service-sector activity, the U.S. economy has settled into a steady pace of economic growth with strengthened hiring trends. Total employment has passed its pre-recession peak, adding back the 8.7 million jobs lost during the recession. This will be regarded as a positive sign by the Federal Reserve, which […]

Rough Weather Restrains January Retail

February 14, 2014 Retail spending eased back in January as myriad factors influenced consumption. Poor weather was the largest culprit in the decline, though other hurdles kept shoppers at home and offline. The expiration of long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million people at the end of December curtailed spending, while evidence suggests that the slowing […]

Hiring Falls Short of Expectations in January but Economic Indicators Point to Emerging Strength

February 7, 2014 Though many expected stronger employment gains in January, businesses expanded payrolls modestly for the month. The subdued hiring trends starkly contrast with declining layoffs and tightened initial unemployment claims that reinforce that the job market is on sound footing. Whether the poor weather that brought much of the country to a standstill […]