Tag Archives: ISM NON-manufacturing survey

Important Unemployment Report Tomorrow?

Financial FAQs Graph: Econoday Tomorrow’s U.S. unemployment report is predicted to drop the unemployment rate to 3.8 percent, according to MarketWatch. But that may be misleading, as almost one million job openings remain unfilled, which could boost the payroll jobs … Continue reading

Posted in Consumers, Economy, Uncategorized, Weekly Financial News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Yuge Jobs Gain Today

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. created 227,000 new jobs in January to mark the largest gain in four months, revealing an economy that has plenty of stamina nearly eight years into a recovery that shows little sign of ending. Retailers, … Continue reading

Posted in Consumers, Economy, Macro Economics, Politics, Weekly Financial News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Yuge Jobs Gain Today

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. created 227,000 new jobs in January to mark the largest gain in four months, revealing an economy that has plenty of stamina nearly eight years into a recovery that shows little sign of ending. Retailers, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Record In Job Openings

Financial FAQs Not only are Nonfarm payrolls averaging some 200,000 jobs per month this year, but the Labor Department’s job openings and labor turnover survey showed 5.87 million openings, an all-time high, while hires increased to 5.23 million from 5.17 … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Macro Economics, Politics, Weekly Financial News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why Such Low Interest Rates?

The Mortgage Corner Fixed 30-year conforming interest rates have once again dropped slightly below 4 percent for a 1 pt. origination fee in California, after being as high as 4.50 percent earlier this year. Why the drop when most economic … Continue reading

Posted in Consumers, Housing, housing market, Weekly Financial News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fourth Quarter Economic Growth Higher

Popular Economics Weekly We are seeing a boost in Q4 economic growth, in spite of “fiscal cliff” worries. Service sector growth has increased significantly, job formation is accelerating, and real estate is coming back to life, thanks mostly to more … Continue reading

Posted in Consumers, Economy, Housing, housing market, Weekly Financial News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Foreclosures Down, Mortgage Activity Surging

The Mortgage Corner The Mortgage Bankers Association reported that its Refinance Index increased 20 percent from the previous week. This was the highest Refinance Index recorded in the survey since April of 2009. The seasonally adjusted Purchase Index increased 4 … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Housing, housing market, Weekly Financial News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment