Entries by Tian Liu

Weekly Economic Report 09.10.08

KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of Sept 10, 2018 August Jobs Report The U.S. economy continued to perform well in August, adding 201,000 jobs. The job market is at full employment, with the overall unemployment rate stabilizing at 3.9% since April. The tax cut helped to boost job growth in 2018, with the economy adding an average […]

Weekly Economic Report 09.04.08

KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of Sept 4, 2018 July Home Sales Existing home sales reported a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.34 million units in July, a decrease of 0.7% from the June figure. The lack of inventory is one reason for slowing home sales. The inventory level decreased by less than 1% to 1.92 […]

First-Time Homebuyer Market Report 08.18

Genworth Releases Sixth Report Edition to Track the Entire First-Time Homebuyer Market Released August 28, the First-Time Homebuyer Market Report for the second quarter of 2018 marks the sixth edition and the only economic series that focuses on the entire first-time homebuyer market. Below, I will highlight a few trends discussed in my report, and […]

Weekly Economic Report 08.21.2018

KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of Aug 21, 2018 July Housing Starts Homebuilding activity moved sideways in July after a sharp pullback in June. Compared to June, July housing starts increased by less than 1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units. Both single-family and multi-family starts increased by around 1 percent […]

Weekly Economic Report 07.30.2018

KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of July 30, 2018 Q2 GDP, Homeownership Rate, New Home Sales The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 4.1% in the second quarter. That is the fastest pace since the third quarter of 2014. The economy benefited from strong growth in consumer spending and business investments. It was driven […]

Weekly Economic Report 07.23.2018

KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of Jul 23, 2018 June Housing Starts, Existing Home Sales Homebuilding activity in June slowed sharply. June housing starts show a decrease by 164,000 units or 12% from the revised May figure to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million units. Both single- and multi-family reported double-digit declines. Single-family housing […]

Weekly Economic Report 07.16.2018

KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of Jul 16, 2018 June Jobs Report, Inflation The U.S. job market had another strong month in June, adding 213,000 jobs. The job market is at full employment, with the overall unemployment rate rising to 4% – as more job seekers joined the labor force. Despite the low unemployment rate, job […]

Weekly Economic Report 06.26.2018

KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of Jun 26, 2018 May Housing Starts and Home Sales Homebuilding activity picked up in May. Homebuilders reported housing starts at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million units in May, an increase of 64,000 units or 5% from the revised April figure. That was the highest level for housing […]

Weekly Economic Report 06.18.2018

KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of Jun 18, 2018 Q1 State Economic and Housing Market Conditions Most states reported moderate year-over-year job growth during Q1, which is positive given that most states are already at full employment. Job growth remained the strongest in the West, in the Southeast, and in Texas. Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and Washington […]

Weekly Economic Report 06.01.2018

Don’t Miss A Weekly Economic Report – Subscribe To The Genworth MI Blog Today!    KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of June 01, 2018 May Jobs Report The U.S. job market added 223,000 jobs in May, a significant step-up from the previous two months. The job market is at full employment, with the overall unemployment rate […]