August 2018 U.S. Jobs Report

Strong August U.S. Jobs Growth Suggests That Higher Interest Rates Are Coming Today’s national employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics offers continued support for strong economic growth, with an increase of 201,000 jobs in August. Over the last 12 months, the U.S. economy has added 2.33 million jobs. After downward revisions of …

California Has Largest Public School Real Estate Premiums in U.S.

  Many children in the U.S. head back to school this week, and it’s likely their parents paid a premium if their drop-off is only a few short blocks away.   It costs millions of dollars to live within walking distance of some of America’s most well-rated public schools, according to data from realtor.com, which …

California’s Job Market Picks Up Speed in July

With the latest increase, California has added more than 332,000 jobs over the last 12 months, which is about 10,000 more than created during the previous 12-month period. The state’s unemployment rate remained at 4.2 percent. The number of unemployed Californians totaled 807,000 in July, down by 104,000 on an annual basis. Read more on …

Californians Carry Among the Nation’s Least Student Debt

Californians doing well when it comes to managing student debt. Although student debt is widely considered one of the biggest hurdles preventing more first-time buyers from entering the housing market, Californians are making out quite well when compared with residents of other states. Read more on the @bethanywpatten blog #economy #PacUnion #bethanywpatten #student #debt #California