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  • U.S. mortgage delinquency rate rises from 18-year low, MBA reports

    Foreclosure inventory drops to lowest since 1995
    The share of U.S. homeowners who paid mortgages late in the first quarter rose from an 18-year low at the end of 2018, the Mortgage Bankers Association said on Tuesday. Even with the increase, the rate was the fourth-lowest on record. The so-called foreclosure inventory, meaning the share of all loans in foreclosure, was 0.92%, the lowest level since 1995.
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  • The U.S. unemployment rate just fell to a 50-year low

    The nation's unemployment rate retreats to 3.6% in April
    April, the U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs, rising significantly from March’s 196,000, according to the latest Employment Situation Summary report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mortgage Bankers Association Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni said with hiring so strong, the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since 1969.
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  • U.S. employment reverses course in March, rises by 196,000 jobs

    Construction jobs moderately increase by only 16,000 jobs
    The U.S. economy added 196,000 jobs in March, according to the latest Employment Situation Summary report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. MBA Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting Joel Kan said although unemployment is still well below historical averages, growth in hourly earnings is good news for the housing market, as wage growth continues to more closely align with home-price gains.
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  • U.S. economy adds only 20,000 jobs in February

    Unemployment rate retreats to 3.8%
    The U.S. economy added only a meager 20,000 jobs in February, according to the latest Employment Situation Summary report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions Chief Economist Curt Long said that one poor report should not set off alarm bells, but given that the labor market is the linchpin for the entire economy, it does add to existing concerns.
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  • U.S. economy adds 304,000 jobs in January

    Wages for private non-farm payrolls rise to $27.56
    The unemployment rate rose to 4% in January, according to the latest Employment Situation Summary report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni said although the partial government shutdown may have temporarily increased the unemployment rate, this pace of job creation will continue to support higher wages, which will likely support strong housing demand.
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  • U.S. economy adds 312,000 jobs in December

    Unemployment at 3.9%, fastest growth since February 2018
    The unemployment rate increased to 3.9% in December, according to the latest Employment Situation Summary report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the report, the number of unemployed persons rose 276,000 jobs to 6.3 million in December.
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  • CoreLogic: Here’s what will be making economic news in 2019

    Next year to hit 50-year unemployment lows
    CoreLogic released its predictions for 2019, outlining several factors that will be making economic news in the new year. CoreLogic’s chief economist explained that economic growth only needs to last seven more months in order to set the record for the longest economic expansion.
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  • Unemployment rate holds ground at 3.7%

    Nonfarm payrolls increase by 155,000
    The unemployment rate held its ground at 3.7% in November, according to the latest Employment Situation Summary report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. One expert said this week’s stock market volatility has markets watching November's job report closer than usual.
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  • Goldman Sachs: Fed still has 5 rate hikes to go

    Job creation to reach breakeven pace in 2020
    The Federal Reserve elected to raise the federal funds rate three times so far in 2018, three times in 2017 and once in 2016, but Goldman Sachs says it still has five rate hikes to go. The company noted that the Fed is unlikely to conclude the hiking cycle unless it is reassured that the labor market overshoot doesn’t grow much further.
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