January Employment Statistics

January Jobs Numbers: No Impact from Shutdown.... Yet

Reported by Barbara Byrne Denham

The U.S. economy added an impressive 304,000 jobs in January, following a downwardly revised gain of 222,000 jobs in December – from 312,000 added jobs. While the January gains will be revised in the next month or two, the gains clearly defied everyone’s expectations that the government shutdown would dampen growth.

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Barbara Byrne Denham is a Senior Economist in the research and economics department at Reis, the team responsible for the firm’s market forecasting, valuation, and portfolio analytics services. Throughout her 20-year career, Barbara has written a number of white papers on the commercial real estate market.

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