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Job Growth Strongest Across States in the West and the South

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 40 states and the District of Columbia, and decreased in 10 states in March 2018 compared to February 2018. Year-over-year, 48 states and the District of Columbia increased in employment while two states, Alaska and North Dakota lost payroll employment during this time. However, the gains across most… Read More ›

Strong Employment Growth Across Most States in February 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 43 states and the District of Columbia, unchanged in Wyoming, and decreased in six states in February 2018 compared to January 2018. Year-over-year, 46 states and the District of Columbia increased in employment while three states, Alaska, North Dakota, and Delaware, lost payroll employment during this time. Louisiana… Read More ›

GDP Grew In Every State in the Third Quarter Of 2017

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in every state and the District of Columbia in the third quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia recorded growth in the third quarter compared to the second quarter while 17 states reported a decline in this time period. Two states, Tennessee, and Utah… Read More ›

Permits Rise in January 2018

Over the first month of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued nationwide reached 61,767. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 15.1% increase over the January 2017 level of 53,648. The results from the SOC are similar, single-family permits over the first month of 2018 was, 61,100 which is 14.0% ahead of its level over the same period… Read More ›

Employment Rose in Most States in December 2017

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 33 states and the District of Columbia, unchanged in two states, and decreased in 15 states in December 2017 compared to November 2017. Year-over-year, 49 states increased employment while two states lost payroll employment during this time. As a result payroll employment nationwide rose in December. The largest… Read More ›

LMI Indicates Continued Improvement Across The Country

According to the NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), 82%, 277 metropolitan statistical areas, recorded growth in their LMI Score over the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to a year ago. The index uses single-family housing permits, employment, and home prices to measure proximity to a normal economic and housing market. The index is calculated for 337 local markets, metropolitan statistical areas… Read More ›