Research Center - Economy/Commerce

  • May Employment Solid but Concerns Remain

    The United States economy added 138,000 jobs in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate has now remained at less than 5 percent for a year, but the picture is not entirely rosy.

    20 June 2017 18:39
  • Three Strikes: Multifamily Growth Slows for Third Consecutive Month

    May 2017 marked the third consecutive month of rent growth deceleration and the 13th year-over-year slowdown, although development remains controlled.

    07 June 2017 13:42
  • March Rent Jumps Significantly

    According to Yardi Matrix, MMarch marked the first rent increase in five months, reflecting unexpected growth in the face of tax and regulatory uncertainty.

    11 April 2017 14:00
  • Matrix Monthly: February Rent Growth Scores Love-Love

    While rent growth remained stagnant during February, Yardi Matrix's latest monthly report assures that strong fundamentals and the promise of a growing economy bode well for the industry.

    21 March 2017 08:11
  • Jobs Data Points to Higher Wages, Participation

    Employment gains were middling for the second straight month in October, as the economy added 161,000 jobs and the unemployment rate stood still at 4.9 percent.

    23 November 2016 18:38
  • April Rents Spring into Action

    Multifamily rent growths were surprisingly strong in April, disproving expectations for moderation.

    29 April 2016 20:09
  • Decreased Demand: Manufacturers’ Orders

    Value of manufacturers’ new orders; not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

    08 December 2015 20:35
  • Product Pause

    12 August 2015 15:40
  • A Step Back?

    (value of manufacturers’ new orders; not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions) Source: U.S. Census Bureau

    14 July 2015 15:50
  • Inching Forward

    (value of manufacturers’ new orders; not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions) Source: U.S. Census Bureau

    17 June 2015 18:52
  • Gradual Return?

    (value of manufacturers’ new orders; not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions) Source: U.S. Census Bureau

    20 May 2015 18:52
  • Ups and Downs

    (value of manufacturers’ new orders; not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions) Source: U.S. Census Bureau

    19 August 2014 19:10
  • Not-So-Heavy Metal

    (value of manufacturers’ new orders; not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions) Source: U.S. Census Bureau

    11 March 2014 15:18
  • Mixed Messages

    (value of manufacturers’ new orders; not seasonally adjusted; $ in millions) Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

    07 February 2014 16:39
  • Manufacturing at a Glance

    Source: Institute for Supply Management

    11 November 2013 16:35