Category Archives: Employment

Exurb Puff Piece? Smells like a bubble

From the NY Times: Extreme Commuting In 1492, after an arduous voyage aboard Columbus’s vessel the Santa María, Rodrigo de Triana, a lookout, bellowed, “Tierra!” This is pretty much how Corey Ferrell, a commuter, sometimes feels upon docking at his … Continue reading

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Better by 2018? Not likely.

From NJ Spotlight: NEW JERSEY’S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR 2018 IS SO-SO, ACCOUNTANTS SAY Despite New Jersey’s solid year of job growth in 2016, a recent survey of the state’s certified public accountants suggests few of them believe economic conditions will … Continue reading

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So much for the summer job

From Time: Where Did America’s Summer Jobs Go? It’s not like the jobs aren’t there. The ice cream still needs scooping. A Tilt-a-Whirl doesn’t run itself. And that floppy, weirdly heavy rubber frog that somersaults toward the rotating lily pads? … Continue reading

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Poof go the jobs?

From the Star Ledger: New Jersey lost 13,000 jobs in May New Jersey lost employers cut 14,000 private-sector jobs in May as the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent. The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported a … Continue reading

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Slowdown ahead?

From CNBC: Fast-rising home prices finally hit a wall This spring may be one of the hottest sellers’ markets in history, but even off-the-chart-demand can’t put every potential buyer in a home of their own. If the house is too … Continue reading

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Shaping up to be the strongest year yet?

From CBS News: House-hunting in 2017? You’ll need a fatter wallet What’s on your TV? In many middle-class homes, programs about house-hunting now compete for viewers with sporting events, cooking shows and financial advice. Americans are house-hungry. And nothing proves … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 130 Comments

America loves houses again

From HousingWire: Realtors: Homebuyers flooded housing market in first quarter The first quarter of 2017 saw the strongest quarterly home sales pace in a decade, according to the latest quarterly report from the National Association of Realtors. This increase in … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Housing Recovery, National Real Estate | 98 Comments

You were hoping for a job?

From the Star Ledger: More bad news for office leasing market in N.J., report says Office leading deals in the first quarter in New Jersey has dropped to its lowest level in nearly a decade, the Wall Street Journal reported. … Continue reading

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2.5 month supply of homes in Brooklyn

From Bloomberg: Brooklyn Home Sales Jump Most Since ’10 With Listings Near a Low Home sales in Brooklyn jumped the most in seven years while the supply of listings hovered near a record low, pushing buyers toward bidding wars in … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, NYC | 48 Comments

Mortgage delinquencies at 10 year low

From HousingWire: More Americans are now paying their mortgage often, and on time Mortgage delinquency rates, including loans in serious delinquency and even foreclosure inventory, fell at the start of 2017, according to the latest monthly Loan Performance Insights Report … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, Mortgages, National Real Estate | 22 Comments

NJ Unemployment falls to 4.4%

From NJ Biz: N.J. added over 12k jobs in February, new report says New Jersey added 12,600 total nonfarm jobs last month and saw its unemployment rate tick down slightly to 4.4 percent, according to a report released Thursday by … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate | 45 Comments

Ruining your Friday

From NJ Spotlight: OP-ED: JIM HUGHES PREDICTS NJ’S POSTSUBURBAN ECONOMY, AND IT ISN’T PRETTY New Jersey is known for many things, not all of them wonderful. Since World War II, with apologies to Bruce Springsteen and Tony Soprano, it is … Continue reading

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Pending home sales starting to show cracks?

From CNBC: Pending home sales drop unexpectedly to lowest in a year, down 2.8% in January Higher mortgage rates and near record low supply resulted in disappointing home sales to start the year. House hunters signed 2.8 percent fewer contracts … Continue reading

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So much for Bergen…

From the Star Ledger: Less income and cheaper homes: How Bergen County has changed in a decade Bergen County residents are earning less, spending more time commuting to work and have seen their homes continue decrease in value – a … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Employment, North Jersey Real Estate | 50 Comments

Sorry NJ…

From NJ1015: Forecast calls for a braking of New Jersey’s economy While the U.S. economy seems to be moving ahead moderately, New Jersey’s economy is stuck in “slow,” according to the latest Rutgers University economic forecast. The Rutgers RECON forecast … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate | 107 Comments