Housing Starts End Year on Positive Note

Housing starts posted a modest increase in December, HUD and the Census Bureau reported Wednesday, and jumped by nearly 16 percent from a year ago.

November Pending Home Sales Drop 2.2%

Pending home sales slipped in November, as every region saw monthly declines, the National Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.

November Jobs Up by 210,000; Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2%

The November employment report followed a recent and inconsistent pattern: employment rose in November, although well below expectations, while the unemployment rate fell sharply, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

October Pending Home Sales Up 7.5%

Pending home sales rebounded strongly in October after declining in September, the National Association of Realtors reported Monday.

October New Home Sales Up 0.4%

New home sales in October rose for the second straight month, albeit just slightly, HUD and the Census Bureau reported Wednesday.

Housing Starts Fall 3rd Straight Month

Housing starts fell for the third straight month in October, HUD and the Census Bureau reported Wednesday, although multifamily starts picked up, as did housing permits.

October Employment Bounces Back as Delta Variant Fades

Payroll employment roared back in October after tepid growth the previous two months as the U.S. began to move on from the fading coronavirus Delta variant, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.