Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Julián Castro sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Former San Antonio mayor takes over for Shaun Donovan

Blackstone adviser: Investors worried about ‘serious correction’

Byron Wien still holds his line

It’s official: Zillow will own Trulia

"Better agents make for better advertisers"

Items Tagged with 'Employment'


FiveThirtyEight: More employers putting out help wanted signs

Job openings up 19% since May 2013
July 9, 2014
More employers are putting out the help wanted sign than before, and that’s the good news. The question is – are these good, full-time jobs or part-time McJobs? Time will tell, but meanwhile, FiveThirtyEight takes a look at the employment situation from the employer’s perspective.
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ADP June employment increase beats expectations

Employment hits 281,000
July 2, 2014
"The job market is steadily improving. Job gains are broad based across all industries and company sizes. Judging from the job market, the economic recovery remains fully intact and is gaining momentum,” Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said.
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Jobs data gives cold shoulder to cold weather excuse

Some nuggets of good housing news buried deep
February 7, 2014
Winter weather wasn't nearly the problem most expected, as residential construction jobs grew faster than any other sector.
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5 charts you must see right now

These will set your optimism meter back to zero
January 28, 2014
The state of the union address largely stayed away from specific economic and housing data, with the emphasis on all things political and nothing factual. But if data is what you're looking for, these charts are each worth 1,000 of words.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: All eyes on big bank earnings

2014 started rough and this week will tell if it was an outlier
January 12, 2014
Many big banks are reporting earnings this week, in what could be an economic make-or-break situation, depending on differing press reports from the weekend.
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Private companies added 215,000 jobs in November

Highest amount reached in a year
December 4, 2013
In a surprisingly positive sign for the economy, the private-sector labor market grew the most in a year as companies added 215,000 jobs to their payrolls.
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Jobless claims hit lowest level in 2 months

November 21, 2013
Jobless claims fell by 21,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 323,000 last week, according to a Labor Department report released Thursday. Most economists had expected claims to fall to 334,000.
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Women make gains in U.S. job market

November 18, 2013
Women in the workforce have reached a milestone, recovering all of the jobs they lost during the recession. Men haven't, reports the Wall Street Journal:
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New home purchase apps post significant gains

MBA: Apps grow when employment numbers pick up
November 14, 2013
Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by double-digits, signaling Americans are financially ready to begin the homebuying process again.
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Mortgage rates continue upward momentum

Solid economic data pushes 30-year FRM to two-month high
November 14, 2013
Fixed mortgage rates edged higher for the second week in a row on stronger than expected economic data, specifically the jobs report that shocked the market.
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