Daily Archives: December 6, 2012

Phoenix Recovery Advances, but Downside Risks Lurk

Improvement in Phoenix’s unemployment rate stalled in the third quarter, at a flat 7.2 percent. Although stationary, Phoenix unemployment is 0.9 percent below the national rate for Q3. Payroll job growth in Phoenix continues to outpace that of the nation, … Continue reading

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Southern California Improving, But Still Lagging

The Southern California economy is showing signs of improving, as payroll jobs increase and housing markets slowly heal. We emphasize the slowly in the previous sentence because the region remains plagued by high but improving foreclosure rates, especially in inland … Continue reading

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Northern California Finishes 2012 with Momentum

Job growth in the San Francisco and San Jose metro areas remains strong, driven by a robust high tech sector and a recovering housing market. On a year-to-year basis payroll employment in the San Francisco metro area was up 2.7 … Continue reading

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