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Employment Situation in February: State-Level Analysis

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 33 states in February compared to the previous month while 16 states and the District of Columbia reported job losses. Montana reported no change in employment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nationwide total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 379,000 in February, following an increase of 117,000 jobs in January. On a month-over-month basis,… Read More ›

State-Level GDP in 2020

Real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2020 compared to 2019 as a result of widespread economic shutdown due to COVID-19. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the percent change in real GDP ranged from 0.1 percent decline in Utah to 8.0 percent decline in Hawaii. Nationwide, growth in… Read More ›

Employment Situation in January: State-Level Analysis

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 36 states in January compared to the previous month while 14 states and the District of Columbia reported job losses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nationwide total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 166,000 in January, following a decrease of 140,000 jobs in December. On a month-over-month basis, employment data was strong in Minnesota… Read More ›

Strong Single-Family Permit Gains in January

Over the first month of 2021, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 83,921. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 19.2% increase over the January 2020 level of 70,386. Year-to-date ending in January, single-family permits reported increases in all four regions. The relatively more affordable Midwest reported the strongest increase of 21.5%, followed by… Read More ›

Single-Family Permits End On A Strong Note In 2020

For 2020, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) reached 977,863 nationwide. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 14.5% increase over the December 2019 level of 854,158. Year-to-date ending in December, single-family permits reported increases in all four regions. The South reported the strongest increase by 16.9%, followed by the Midwest (+13.1%), the Northeast (+11.6%), and… Read More ›

Job Growth Decline in December: State-Level Analysis

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 29 states and the District of Columbia in December compared to the previous month but the job losses in the remining 21 states erased the job gains. The largest increase came from Texas, which added 64,200 jobs during this time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nationwide total nonfarm payroll employment decreased by 140,000… Read More ›

Continued Gains for November Single-Family Permits

Over the first eleven months of 2020, total single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 888,217. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is an 12.2% increase over the November 2019 level of 791,452. Year-to-date ending in November, single-family permits across the four regions ranged from an increase of 14.4% in the South to an increase of 8.0% in the Northeast…. Read More ›

Sharp Rebound in Real GDP in All States and D.C. in the Third Quarter of 2020

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, in the third  quarter of 2020 compared to the previous quarter. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported real GDP growth rates, measured on a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis, ranged from 52.2% in Nevada to 19.2% in the District of Columbia. Nationwide, real GDP growth… Read More ›

Sluggish Job Growth in November: State-Level Analysis

Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 32 states in November compared to the previous month. The largest increase came from Texas, which added 61,000 jobs during this time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nationwide total nonfarm payroll employment increased just 245,000 over the month of November, following an increase of 610,000 jobs in October. Month-over-month (MoM), total nonfarm employment… Read More ›

Solid Gains for October Single-Family Permits

Over the first ten months of 2020, total single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 808,301. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is an 11.1% increase over the October 2019 level of 727,301. Year-to-date ending in October, single-family permits across the four regions ranged from an increase of 13.3% in the South to an increase of 7.0% in the Northeast…. Read More ›