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 below 300,000, also the best streak since 1973. Moreover, the economy added an average of 209,000 jobs/month in Q1 despite Q1 GDP growth of less than 1%. It may get revised up.

Elliot F. Eisenberg, Ph.D
GraphsandLaughs, LLC
Cell: 202.306.2731

About TARR Report

S.M.A. Publications was formed in 1997 with a mission of providing real estate information for practitioners within the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. The company produces the T.A.R.R. Reports which are published monthly, quarterly and annually, covering all aspects of the residential real estate market. The publisher, Stacey P. Anfindsen, has over 23 years of residential experience in the Triangle market. He is an active real estate appraiser, educator and consultant.
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