Economic Snapshot: Another month of employment stagnation

The unemployment rate has barely moved since August 2015 and the number of job openings dropped after the last business day in August. Employment situation Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 156,000 in September. The unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were little changed, at 5.0 percent and 7.9 million persons, respectively. Both measures have …
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Economic Snapshot: Builder confidence rises after four months of stagnation

This increase follows four months of the index holding steady and is the highest reading since January 2016. Housing Market Index Builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes rose two points to a level of 60 in June. “Builders in many markets across the nation are reporting higher traffic and more committed …
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