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Confident in Earnings, Less So in Spending

A survey of consumer expectations for the next 12 months has been released by an affiliate of the Federal Reserve Bank. Found out how optimistic most Americans feel about the coming year and how this will affect the housing market.

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Job Growth is Strong, Wage Growth However…

The latest jobs report from the Department of Labor offers wildly exceeded expectations alongside disappointing compensation. Do solid employment numbers spell good times ahead? Or do sluggish wages mean trouble is looming? ///// Job growth is doing a lot better than expected. But sagging wage growth is not generating nearly the same optimism. Does the dynamic mean extended low inflation for the economy?

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Unemployment, Job Growth Both Down in March

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While the unemployment rate dropped in march, so did the number of jobs created in a month. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded the fewest new jobs created in nearly a year last month. But some experts believe winter weather could have just created a temporary blip.

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Study: Household Formations Now at Pre-Recession Levels

The study was conducted authored by Gary Painter, director of USC's Lusk Center for Real Estate, and doctoral candidate Jung Hyun Choi, to determine how long declines in household formation would last following a major economic shock such as a drop in employment that occurred during the recession.

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Analysis: Job Outlook Less Than Ideal for Homeownership

With job growth continuing on a strong track, a growing number of housing economists anticipate a comeback in homeownership—particularly among young adults—in the months and years ahead. However, a recent study from Freddie Mac turned up some discouraging results to throw some cold water on economists' high hopes.

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