MBA Chart of the Week: Monthly Payroll Growth and Unemployment Rate

The economy added a record 4.8 million jobs to nonfarm payrolls in June, bringing the cumulative increase in May and June to one-third of the sharp decreases in March and April. Similarly, the June unemployment rate, at 11.1%, was down 3.6% from its high in April, and labor force participation jumped by 0.7% to 61.5% (1.9% below its pre-coronavirus level in February). However, we are not yet out of the woods.

MBA Chart of the Week: Monthly Payroll Growth and Unemployment Rate

The economy added a record 4.8 million jobs to nonfarm payrolls in June, bringing the cumulative increase in May and June to one-third of the sharp decreases in March and April. Similarly, the June unemployment rate, at 11.1%, was down 3.6% from its high in April, and labor force participation jumped by 0.7% to 61.5% (1.9% below its pre-coronavirus level in February). However, we are not yet out of the woods.

MBA Chart of the Week: MBA, Census Estimates of New Home Sales

This week’s chart shows how the U.S. Census Bureau’s new home sales series has compared to our Builder Applications Survey data from 2019 through May 2020. The BAS has been a reliable leading indicator of Census’ new home sales data.

MBA Chart of the Week: MBA, Census Estimates of New Home Sales

This week’s chart shows how the U.S. Census Bureau’s new home sales series has compared to our Builder Applications Survey data from 2019 through May 2020. The BAS has been a reliable leading indicator of Census’ new home sales data.

MBA Chart of the Week: IMB Production Revenues & Costs

MBA last week released its Quarterly Performance Report for the first quarter. The total sample of 336 independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks earned an average pre-tax production profit of 61 basis points (or $1,600) on each loan they originated – a solid showing particularly for a first quarter.

MBA Chart of the Week: IMB Production Revenues & Costs

MBA last week released its Quarterly Performance Report for the first quarter. The total sample of 336 independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks earned an average pre-tax production profit of 61 basis points (or $1,600) on each loan they originated – a solid showing particularly for a first quarter.

MBA Chart of the Week: Proportion of Work Being Performed Remotely

MBA’s Chart of the Week three weeks ago (May 8) focused on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ bleak April report on employment conditions. We examined which industries and sectors have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, we continue our examination of the labor market using new survey data released by the Federal Reserve Board, and examine, by education level, how many people were able to work from home as the crisis deepened in early April.