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Housing to help drive employment and economy in 2015

2014 posts fewest job cuts since 1997
Brena Swanson
The improvement in the nation’s employment situation is expected to keep pace in 2015. And one of the biggest factors to drive this growth: Housing.
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Financial sector escapes bad jobs report

Stops leading job cuts
Brena Swanson
It’s not what Challenger, Gray & Christmas revealed in its report Thursday as much as what the report didn't have to cover — lots of cuts in the financial sector.
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Financial sector cuts finally stabilize

Planned layoffs down by 44% from 2013
Brena Swanson
Cuts in the financial sector are finally starting to stabilize after a year of continuous layoffs.
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The new reason behind financial job cuts

It's not a pullback in originations
Brena Swanson
The financial sector experienced the largest number of layoffs in February compared to other sectors, but unlike recent reports, the cuts follow successful companies taking proactive steps in adjusting to new realities.
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Financial sector continues bleeding jobs

Sector records 60,962 job cuts for 2013
Brena Swanson
Despite overall improvement in the 2013 jobs market, the financial sector took a beating this past year, becoming the industry where employers cut the most. The sector recorded 60,962 job cuts for 2013, up 49% from 41,008 in 2012.
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Housing market feeds off positive economic reports

Layoffs decline, GDP increases
Brena Swanson
A few positive economic reports painted a more optimistic picture of the American housing market. But will a recent decline in layoffs and higher GDP translate into long-term housing gains?
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Financial sector cuts 8,717 jobs

The financial sector posted the second biggest job cuts, with only the pharmaceutical sector ahead of it, as 8,717 layoffs were announced in October.
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Employers announced 50,462 layoffs in August

Planned cuts reach a six-month high
HousingWire Staff
Planned layoffs jumped 33.8% from July to August, with employers announcing 50,462 cuts last month, the highest level reached in six months.
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Climbing housing market slowed by tepid jobs recovery

Brena Swanson
Increased home sales and rising home prices set the construction sector up for potential growth, but the overall job market remains lackluster. Job cuts in the financial...
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Jobless claims fall by 6,000 filings, planned job cuts drop by 27%

Kerri Ann Panchuk
Jobless claims across the U.S. fell by 6,000 filings with the country recording 357,000 unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 31. That is down...
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