Tag Archives: Employment

May 2021 State Job Metrics in a Recovering Pandemic Landscape

Yesterday this Blog discussed state employment metrics for May 2021.  See https://blog.stewart.com/stewart/2021/06/28/may-2021-state-job-metrics-in-a-recovering-pandemic-landscape/ Today the same metrics are presented but at the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) level.   While the U.S. has 392 MSAs, data are available for only 380 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) based on seasonally adjusted data which allows comparison of …Read more

MSA Job Performance Metrics March 2021

Jobs are everything to the economy and the ultimate demand for real estate.  While the pandemic saw 22.4 million jobs disappear from February to April 2020, all but 8.4 million of those job numbers have been brought back in one form or another.  The recovery, however, is neither uniform nor consistent across the country. The …Read more

U.S. Job Growth Came in at a Minuscule 0.03 Percent in January 2021 — Unemployment Dropped to 6.3 Percent from 6.7 Percent

The U.S. added a miniscule 49,000 net new jobs in January 2021 (0.03 percent gain from December 2020) based on seasonally adjusted data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The previously reported December 2020 loss of 140,000 jobs was restated to a loss of 227,000.   The unemployment rate dropped from 6.7 percent in …Read more

Tough Jobs Report — December 2020

Jobs are everything to the economy and ultimately to the demand for real estate.   Following the pandemic plunge when 22+ million jobs were lost in March and April, the U.S. followed with seven consecutive months of job gains recouping 12.3 million (55.6 percent) of the lost jobs.  Until now.   December saw an estimated 140,000 net …Read more