March Jobs Report Continues Strong Trend

U.S. employers added 431,000 jobs in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, while the nation’s unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent.

March Consumer Confidence Improves

The Conference Board, New York, reported its Consumer Confidence Index increased for the first time this year, albeit just slightly.

Job Openings Dip; Employees Retain Upper Hand For Now

In the first of four major employment reports this week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday reported job openings fell slightly in February, while another 4.1 percent of Americans quit their jobs—showing while employees continue to retain the upper hand in a volatile housing market, that grip could be starting to slip.

Housing Starts Give Spring Home Buying Season Early Momentum

These days, is there really a spring home buying season? Especially when every month feels like buyers are knocking down every available door? Even, so, the New Residential Construction report from HUD and the Census Bureau portends what could be an even busier period for the housing market.

Inflation Jumps to Fastest Rate Since 1982

The Consumer Price Index jumped by 0.8 percent in February from January and roared ahead by 7.9 percent to its fastest annual pace in 40 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.

JOLTS Report Shows Workers Retain Upper Hand

It’s not exactly a workers’ paradise, but with businesses struggling to hire employees and the “Great Resignation” in full swing, workers still have the upper hand, albeit a little less so than previously, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.