Upswing In April 2013 Jobs Report Signals Good News For Real Estate

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly Non-farm Payrolls and National Unemployment Rate for April last Friday. These two reports are collectively called the Jobs Report. 165,000 jobs were added in April, while the unemployment rate dropped from 7.60 percent in March to 7.50 percent in April. 673,000 jobs have been added since January. Jobs were added in employment sectors including business and professional, health care and eating and drinking establishments. The main impact of the jobs report on home sales and mortgage lending is the ability of would-be home buyers to qualify for mortgage loans. Long term unemployment…
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