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HFF Analysis of the October 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, November 03, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from October 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion The U.S. added 261,000 jobs in October, and September figures were revised upwards to a gain of 18,000 jobs after having previously estimated a decline by 33,000. Payroll creation has averaged 197,000 since October 2010, marking the 85th month of consecutive growth. The period of monthly... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the September 2017 BLS Employment Report

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from September 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion The U.S. lost 33,000 jobs in September, the first negative monthly reading since 2010, which ended the longest stretch of job growth on record. The jobs picture was heavily distorted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, and we expect to see payrolls revised upwards next month. While... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the August 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, September 01, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from August 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion The pace of hiring slowed in August as nonfarm payrolls rose by 156,000 from the prior month and job gains in the prior two months were revised down. With the downwards revisions, employment growth so far this year has been slightly lower than last year’s pace,... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the July 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, August 04, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from July 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth continued and even picked up slightly in July as nonfarm payrolls rose a higher than expected 209,000-plus and job gains in the prior two months were revised positively. In other words, labor conditions are better than previously thought and improving. Health Care, Leisure and... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the June 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, July 07, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from June 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. jobs picked up in June as nonfarm payrolls rose a higher than expected 222,000 and job gains in the prior two months were revised up a net 47,000. This was the biggest jump in payrolls in four months. In June, job gains were strongest for health care, financial services, mining, professional business services and government. The Unemployment Rate ticked up to 4.4 percent from 4.3 percent the prior month since more people joined the workforce. It is important to note that this month’s data could also reflect a new graduating class and the summer’s seasonal workers joining the labor force.... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the May 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, June 02, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from May 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth slowed in May as nonfarm payrolls rose 138,000 and job gains in the prior two months were revised down a net 66,000. The unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent, the lowest level since May 2001. The drop in unemployment suggest that the labor market... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the April 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, May 05, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from April 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth picked up again in April as nonfarm payrolls rose 211,000 and wages rose 2.5 percent. The unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent, the lowest level in nearly a decade, providing reassurance the economy is strengthening. Payroll creation has averaged 200,000 since October 2010, marking... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the March 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, April 07, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from March 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth slowed sharply in March as nonfarm payrolls added a much lower than expected 98,000. February figures were revised downwards to 219,000. Wages grew 2.7 percent year-over-year. Payroll creation has averaged 199,000 since October 2010, marking the 78th month of consecutive growth. The ... [Read More]


HFF Research Update for March 16, 2017: Economic Data Supports Confidence

Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Insights on current research in the commercial real estate industry from HFF Managing Director of Research Jimmy Hinton. View the Daily Rates on the HFF website. A “full” employment market and growing consumer costs (finally) gave the FOMC sufficient confidence to raise their Target Fed Funds Rate Wednesday. As savers rejoice for modestly higher returns, President Trump announced record federal discretionary spending cuts to offset expansion in the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. In spite of a very low unemployment rate nationally, the country was able to add 235,000 net new jobs in February, the 77th consecutive month of growth and the first consecutive print above 200,000 since last summer. Of note, construction and manufacturing payrolls rose, allowing economists a hint of optimism in the outlook for productivity, and therefore GDP. Improvement in the historically low labor... [Read More]


HFF Analysis of the February 2017 BLS Employment Report

Friday, March 10, 2017
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HFF is pleased to report on the latest employment expansion statistics from February 2017. Our research team analyzes trends and data to give readers a better view into the current state of the economy and how employment is being affected. Employment Expansion U.S. job growth accelerated in February as non-farm payrolls rose by a higher-than-expected 235,000. January figures were revised upwards to 238,000. Wages ticked up to 2.8 percent. Private sector employment (ADP) surged by 298,000 for the month, with good producers adding 106,000. The manufacturing sector ... [Read More]




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