Monthly Archives: September 2013

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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July Intl. Trade and Construction Spending, August ISM Manufacturing

Trade Gap Widens at the Start of Q3  The U.S. International Trade Gap widened in July to -$39.1 billion after narrowing significantly in June. Construction Spending increased by 0.6 percent in July, with gains in private nonresidential. The August ISM … Continue reading

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Miami Gains Momentum in 2013

Employment numbers continued to improve throughout the Miami region in Q2. Payroll employment grew 1.0 percent year over year from 2.28 million in 2012Q2 to 2.30 million in 2013Q2. Household employment, which grew 1.8 percent year over year in Q2, … Continue reading

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Phoenix Continues Recovery

Phoenix employment is maintaining its positive trend while unemployment remains unchanged through 2013Q2. Payroll employment grew 2.4 percent year over year in Q2. Household employment grew 1.0 percent year over year in Q2, while the labor force only grew 0.2 … Continue reading

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