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Construction Hiring Slows While Overall Hiring Increases, per November JOLTS Data

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data for November from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates improving hiring conditions for the overall economy. While total job openings for all non-farm sectors were essentially unchanged at 3.2 million, total hires increased to 4.1 million, which is tied with September of 2011 for the most number of hires since the Fall of 2008. The… Read More ›

3rd Quarter 2011 AD&C Lending Update

According to FDIC Statistics of Banking for the third quarter of 2011, lending for acquisition, development and construction (AD&C) purposes continues to decline. However, the rate of decline is slowing, perhaps indicating that most troubled loans are now off bank balance sheets. Debt availability for home building purposes is significantly tighter than loans for commercial construction activities. Data from the FDIC, graphed below, confirm… Read More ›