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  • Economy Watch: State Unemployment Rates Mostly Flat in June

    Thirty-eight states and D.C. had stable unemployment rates for the month, while 10 states saw decreases and two states saw increases, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

    National 24 July 2017 12:59
  • Economy Watch: Economy Creates 220K Jobs in June

    Job growth in June exceeded the average of 194,000 jobs created over the past three months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics latest jobs report. The April and May job numbers were also revised up.

    National 07 July 2017 14:05
  • Economy Watch: Washington State Has Healthiest Economy

    A recent WalletHub report ranked the 50 states based on economic health, which affects commercial property growth. Washington state took the top spot, followed by California, Utah and Massachusetts.

    National 12 June 2017 13:50
  • Economy Watch: Americans Generally Optimistic About Economy

    A new Pew Research Center report reveals that nearly six in 10 Americans believe the current economic situation is good, which bodes well for commercial leasing. However, the same participants weren't as optimistic about future prospects.

    National 08 June 2017 13:50
  • Economy Watch Weekly: Unemployment Rate Hits 20-Year Low

    The U.S. economy experienced below-average job growth in May, adding only 138,000 jobs compared to the average of 181,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, the unemployment rate reached a new low of 4.3 percent for the month. Economy Editor Dees Stribling has the details on the latest jobs report.

    National 06 June 2017 14:31
  • Economy Watch: Job Growth Tepid in May

    The U.S. economy saw below-average job growth for the month, adding only 138,000 jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. However, segments of the economy that affect commercial space absorption still had reasonably good job creation.

    National 02 June 2017 14:55
  • Economy Watch: State Unemployment Rates Reach New Lows

    Jobless rates were lower in April than in March in 10 states, stable in 39 states and D.C., and higher in only one state, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Colorado's unemployment rate of 2.3 percent is the lowest rate since the BLS began reporting these numbers in 1976.

    National 22 May 2017 13:00