Finance and Economics
Friday, March 16, 2018
Sacramento Housing in February: Sales up 10% YoY, Active Inventory up 17% YoY
From SacRealtor.org: Flat February: median sales price, sales volume stagnant February closed with 1,131 sales, up just .2% from January’s...
Comments on February Housing Starts
Earlier: Housing Starts decreased to 1.236 Million Annual Rate in February The housing starts report released this morning showed starts w...
"CBO’s Projection of Labor Force Participation Rates"
CR Note: I've written extensively about the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR). This is a very detailed analysis and model from the ...
BLS: Job Openings Increased in January
From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings increased to 6.3 million on the last business day of Jan...
Industrial Production Increased 1.1% in February
From the Fed: Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization Industrial production rose 1.1 percent in February following a decline of 0.3...
Housing Starts decreased to 1.236 Million Annual Rate in February
From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and Completions Housing Starts: Privately-owned housing starts in February were at a seasonally a...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Today on NPR Planet Money with Cardiff Garcia
Cardiff Garcia interviewed me at NPR Planet Money: Calculated Risk, Calculated Caution . This was related to my post two weeks ago: When th...
Lawler: "New Long-Term Population Projections Show Slower Growth than Previous Projections but Are Still Too High"
CR Note: A key takeaway from this excellent analysis by Tom Lawler is that annual household growth will be much lower than previously expect...
CoreLogic: "2.5 million Homes still in negative equity" at end of Q4 2017
From CoreLogic: Homeowner Equity Q4 2017 CoreLogic analysis shows U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63 percent of all properties) ha...
Earlier: Philly and NY Fed Manufacturing Surveys Showed Solid Growth in March
Earlier from the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey Business activity grew robustly in New York State, according to firms respondi...
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