Employment

February 14, 2018

Love is in the Air: Valentine’s Day Spending May Reach $20 Billion

U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day as 55% of the population celebrates this year.  This is an increase from last […]
February 12, 2018

After the Storm: Higher Defaults in 4Q

There was an increase in total mortgage defaults during the fourth quarter.  However this rise has to be measured in context of what had been a […]
February 7, 2018

Homeownership Rate Reaches 3-Year High

The national homeownership rate reached its highest level since the fourth quarter of 2014, increasing slightly in the last quarter of 2017, according to the Quarterly […]
February 6, 2018

Consumer Credit Scores Reach 10-Year High

The national average consumer credit score improved in 2017, continuing an upward trend and signaling economic recovery, according to the State of Credit report released by […]
February 2, 2018

Buying a Home is Low Priority for Debt-Ridden

Credit score damage is a chief regret among consumers, but among financial goals it impedes, buying a home lies further down the food chain than other […]
February 1, 2018

Consumer Spending Rises but Savings Plummet

U.S. consumer spending rose solidly in December as demand for goods and services increased, but the increase came at the expense of savings, which dropped to […]
January 30, 2018

Small Business Hiring Slows While Economy Grows

Small business hiring slowed in 2017, even as the rest of the economy accelerated, according to a report from human resources firm Paychex.  The Small Business […]
January 26, 2018

States with Most/Least Delinquent Debt

Americans are drowning in debt. Across the United States, 33% of people have debt that has gone into collections, according to a recently released study by […]
January 25, 2018

Mortgage Delinquency Rate to Set New Low in 2018

A recent report from CoreLogic showed that mortgage delinquencies fell in 2017 to the lowest point in more than a decade.  Analysts from TransUnion expect mortgage […]