National employment metrics for January, 2017

Meaty Manpower

February’s net job growth was 235,00 and January’s number was revised up 11,000 to 238,000! The unemployment rate declined to 4.7%, the labor force grew by 340,000, Y-o-Y wage growth rose from 2.6% to 2.8%, those working part-time involuntarily declined by 136,000, the employment-to-population ratio hit 60%; best since 2/09, and construction employment grew 58,000, the best monthly growth in over a decade. A rate rise next week is guaranteed.

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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