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 […]
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About Tian Liu
Tian Liu is the Chief Economist at Genworth Mortgage Insurance, responsible for tracking U.S. and regional economic trends. He also authors the company’s Weekly Economic Report, and provides regular updates on U.S. and regional economies, as well as the housing and mortgage market.
Mr. Liu began his economics career in the Australian Treasury Department in 1997. He started covering the U.S. housing market with Cemex in 2007, where he was the Director of Economics responsible for economics and housing market analysis supporting the senior management of Cemex U.S. operations. He was hired by Owens Corning to lead its economics team in 2011. Mr. Liu joined Genworth Mortgage Insurance as its Chief Economist in 2014.
Mr. Liu has a Masters in Economics from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Australian National University. He resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife and two children.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of May 29, 2018 April Housing Report Housing market condition remained tight in April, but sales activity slowed slightly compared to March. Year-to-date, existing home sales were down slightly from last year’s pace. But we continued to see a gradual expansion in homebuilding activities and new home sales. Both are up […]
Genworth Releases Fifth Report Edition to Track the Entire First-Time Homebuyer Market I am pleased to release Genworth Mortgage Insurance’s First-Time Homebuyer Market Report for the first quarter of 2018 (See Fact Sheet and Full Report). This is our fifth report, and the only economic series focused on the size of the first-time homebuyer market. It […]
Don’t Miss A Weekly Economic Report – Subscribe To The Genworth MI Blog Today! We’ll email you each time a new Economic Report has been posted. KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of May 07, 2018 April Jobs Report The U.S. job market added 164,000 jobs in April, a moderate pace of job growth. The job market […]
Don’t Miss A Weekly Economic Report – Subscribe To The Genworth MI Blog Today! We’ll email you each time a new Economic Report has been posted. KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of May 01, 2018 March Home Sales and Q1 Housing Market Update The housing market reported moderately higher monthly sales of both new and existing […]
Don’t Miss A Weekly Economic Report – Subscribe To The Genworth MI Blog Today! We’ll email you each time a new Weekly Economic Report has been posted. KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of Apr 10, 2018 March Jobs Report The U.S. job market added 103,000 jobs in March, a slower pace of job growth that is most […]
KEY MARKET INDICATORS as of Mar 26, 2018 February Home Sales, Home Price Growth Accelerates Sales of both new and existing homes came in stronger in February, but the bigger picture in the housing market remained largely the same, with strong demand constrained by a lack of supply. We are also seeing signs of accelerating […]