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March 17, 2017 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Economic activity continued on an upward trend in the last quarter of 2016, but at a slower pace, as the first estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis documented. Preliminary figures indicated that GDP rose at an annual rate of 1.9 percent, on par with the average 1.9 percent […]

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Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Economic activity continued on an upward trend in the last quarter of 2016, but at a slower pace, as the first estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis documented. Preliminary figures indicated that GDP rose at an annual rate of 1.9 percent, on par with the average 1.9 percent […]

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September 5, 2014 Posted by: Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed the surprise of only 142,000 jobs added to the economy in August, ending the six-month streak of net job growth above 200,000.  Mixed revisions to June and July data subtracted 28,000 previously reported jobs, but the 12 month average jobs added remains over 200,000 through August.  […]

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July 3, 2014 Posted by: Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showed that 288,000 jobs were added to the economy in June, marking the fifth consecutive month of net job growth above 200,000. Upward revisions to April and May data added 29,000 jobs and pushed the 12 month average of jobs added over 200,000 in both May and […]

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September 6, 2013 Posted by: scott

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses the latest jobs data. Jobs are being added to the economy. The 169,000 net new jobs in August brings the 12-month total to 2.2 million net total additions to […]

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September 4, 2013 Posted by: scott

After gross domestic product revisions, business spending shows growing confidence in the first half of the year. The first quarter spending was down 4.6 percent, with a decline driven by a 25.7 percent drop in spending on commercial structures. However, the second quarter posted a much better performance, with an annual growth rate of 4.6 […]

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December 7, 2012 Posted by: scott

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses November employment data. The good, the bad, and ugly, along with the weird, are all in the latest employment data. Good: net new payroll job addition of 146,000 in […]

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