Entries by Tian Liu

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 […]

Weekly Economic Report 05.29.2018

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 […]

First-Time Homebuyer Market Report 05.18

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 […]

Weekly Economic Report 05.07.2018

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 […]