Daily Archives: September 5, 2013

Detroit Job Growth Weak While Home Values Grow

Detroit metro-area payroll employment growth was weak in the first half of 2013, while the unemployment rate continued to drop. Payroll employment grew at 0.6 percent year over year in 2013Q1 and 0.5 in 2013Q2. Current year-over-year job growth is … Continue reading

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Central West Michigan Outlook Moderately Positive

Labor and income data for Central West Michigan were mixed in Q2. Payroll employment was up 1.3 percent year over year in Q2. Household employment increased, yet was outpaced by growth of the labor force resulting in an uptick in … Continue reading

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Austin Home Prices Going Up and Google’s Coming to Town

The Austin area received mixed jobs news in the first half of 2013. Of the 100 most populous metropolitan areas in the nation, Houston, Dallas, and Austin are in the top 10 for highest year over year percent change in … Continue reading

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San Antonio Growing but Cooler

Payroll employment growth in the San Antonio metro area is easing off its previously robust rate. Year over year growth eased in the first half of 2013 from its four-and-a-half year high of 2.6 percent in 2012Q4. The payroll employment … Continue reading

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Two North Texas Employers Try to Overcome Regulatory Hurdles

North Texas employment continued to outpace the national average. Payroll employment in North Texas increased 3.3 percent year over year in Q2, which was faster than the U.S. national average of 1.6 percent. The unemployment rate in the region of … Continue reading

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Positive Outlook for the Houston Economy

The Houston metro area is enjoying high employment growth. Houston payroll employment grew 3.8 percent year over year in Q2, which is more than double the growth of the U.S. of 1.6 percent. The unemployment rate increased slightly to 6.3 … Continue reading

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