Daily Archives: April 21, 2016

National employment metrics for April, 2016

Lotsa Labor While the economy may not be sparkling, labor market hiring is excellent! Last week first-time unemployment claims fell to 253,000, the lowest reading since 1973 and the 58th week in a row that initial jobless claims have been … Continue reading

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National building permits and starts for March, 2016

Building permits in March 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 1,086,000, down 7.7 percent from the revised February rate, but up 4.6 percent from March 2015. Housing starts in March 2016 were at a SAAR of … Continue reading

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