Housing Starts Post Solid August Increase

Home builders liked what they saw in August—HUD and the Census Bureau said August housing starts rose by nearly 4 percent from July, almost entirely by multifamily activity, and by more than 17 percent from a year ago.

Employers Add 235,000 August Jobs

U.S. employers added 235,000 jobs in August—considerably below July’s massive 1.05 million job gain—as the economy struggled to hold momentum amid rising Delta variant coronavirus cases, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

July New Home Sales Post 1% Increase

New single‐family home sales posted a modest 1 percent increase in July amid more signs of a stabilizing housing market, HUD and the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

July Housing Starts Fall 7%

July housing starts fell by 7 percent, the Census Bureau reported yesterday, a disappointing result as home builders continue to be hamstrung by pipeline and labor shortages.