Tag Archives: Employment

MSA Jobs Box Score – September 2020

A normal jobs report would look at 1-month and 12-month changes jobs and call it a day.   In the pandemic landscape of today, however, the focus is on how many jobs were lost initially and how well the recovery is going.  The underlying data are reported monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), …Read more

State (and D.C.) Jobs Box Score – September 2020

The U.S. continues to recapture jobs lost at the onset of the pandemic in March and April, but that recovery is slowing and unequal across the geographic landscape.   Seasonally adjusted job numbers by state, as reported monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), found that 40 states added jobs from August to September, 10 …Read more

U.S. Recaptures Another 1.37 Million Jobs in August, 2020 — Unemployment Drops from 10.2% In July to 8.4% in August

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today the U.S. recaptured another 1.37 million jobs in August 2020, nicely above the 1.2 million consensus from economists polled by MarketWatch.  The unemployment rate fell significantly from 10.2 percent in July to a preliminary 8.4 percent, better than even the year-end expectation by the Federal Reserve. U.S. …Read more

Another Top-10 (Percent) List — Best (and Worst) Cities for 1st-Time Homebuyers

The home remains the largest store of wealth for most households.  Homebuying is a complicated process – particularly for unfamiliar first-time buyers.  Still, first-time homebuyers represented one-in-three of all home sales (33 percent) according to the National Association of Realtor’s latest Annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Some cities offer better opportunities than others …Read more