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Increasing May Jobs Report Shows Strengthening Economy

The U.S. Department of Labor released its Non-Farm Payrolls and National Unemployment Rate reports Friday showing 175,000 jobs were added in May, which surpassed expectations of 164,000 new jobs and April’s reading of 149,000 jobs added. The jobs added in May were largely from the private sector. Continue reading

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Upswing In April 2013 Jobs Report Signals Good News For Real Estate

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly Non-farm Payrolls and National Unemployment Rate for April last Friday. These two reports are collectively called the Jobs Report.

165,000 jobs were added in April, while the unemployment rate dropped from 7.60 percent in March to 7.50 percent in April. Continue reading

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Federal Jobs Report Shows Biggest Increase Since 2008

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued its Job Openings and Labor Turnover report for February on Tuesday, June 9th, 2013. Continue reading

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Surprisingly Strong Jobs Report May Affect Mortgage Rates

Last week’s jobs report — a combination of the Department of Labor’s non-farm Payrolls Report and Unemployment Rate — provided investors and job seekers with unexpected good news. Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Rising On 26 Straight Months Of Jobs Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and its November 2012 Non-Farm Payrolls report, the U.S. economy added 146,000 net new jobs last month. Continue reading

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Find A Mortgage Rate Strategy Ahead Of Friday’s Job Report

Friday morning, the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Non-Farm Payrolls report. Continue reading

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Make A Mortgage Rate Plan Ahead Of The Jobs Report

Been shopping for a mortgage rate? You may want to lock something down. Tomorrow morning, mortgage rates are expected to change. Unfortunately, we don’t know in which direction they’ll move. Continue reading

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Jobs Report Due Friday; Mortgage Rates Expected To Change

If you’re out shopping for a home this week, or trying to lock a mortgage rate, with Friday comes home affordability risk. Consider locking your mortgage rate today. Continue reading

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Home Affordability Threatened By Friday’s Jobs Report

It’s a risky time to be without a locked mortgage rate — especially with the pending release of January’s Non-Farm Payrolls report. Continue reading

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Friday’s Jobs Report Represents A Big Risk To Low Mortgage Rates

At 8:30 AM ET Friday, the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its November Non-Farm Payrolls report. Have you been floating a mortgage rate? It may be time to lock. Continue reading

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