• Josh Valjan

Unemployment & The Housing Market

The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released their latest report showing that for the first time since 1984, unemployment fell in every state and D.C. last year.

Below is a map showing the decline year-over-year from 2013-2014.

Unemployment Rate Decline 2013-2014 | Keeping Current Matters

In 2014, fourteen states had unemployment levels below 5%, while the nation as a whole stayed below double digit figures for the year. (see the map below)

Unemployment Rates 2014 | Keeping Current Matters

So what does this mean for the Housing Market?

With more and more Americans employed, not only will family incomes rise but also consumer confidence in their financial situation. The more secure someone feels in their line of work the more apt they are to evaluate if buying a home for the first time, or moving up to the house of their dreams is possible.

As the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans will find themselves in the market for a home, let’s make sure we are ready for them when they come!

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