Summer Teen Employment

Here is a look at the change in teen employment over time. The graph below shows the participation rate and employment-population ratio for those 16 to 19 years old. The graph is Not Seasonally Adjusted (NSA), to show the seasonal hiring of teenagers during the summer. A few observations:1) Although teen employment has recovered some […]


CoreLogic: House Prices up 3.4% Year-over-year in June

Notes: This CoreLogic House Price Index report is for June. The recent Case-Shiller index release was for May. The CoreLogic HPI is a three month weighted average and is not seasonally adjusted (NSA). From CoreLogic: U.S. Home Price Insights Through June 2019 with Forecasts from July 2019 Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased year […]

Real Estate

How Much Do You Know About Down Payments?

Whether you’ve owned a home before, or you’re ready to jump into homeownership for the first time, there are always a lot of questions swirling around about what is truly required for a down payment, and how to best source down payment assistance. Let’s tackle these two today. 1. How much do you really need […]