Employment

July 25, 2018

Consumer Debt Increases In May

New data shows that U.S. consumer debt rose in May by the most in six months, showing that Americans were more comfortable with spending midway through […]
July 24, 2018

Foreclosures at Lowest Level in Almost Two Decades

Foreclosure starts just plummeted in June to their lowest level in 17 years, according to the latest report from Black Knight.  Foreclosure starts dropped 3.1% from May […]
July 20, 2018

In the Know: A Primer on Personal Loans

Personal loans are the now the fastest growing consumer debt category, according to new data from credit bureau TransUnion.  Outstanding personal loan balances now stand at […]
July 17, 2018

Foreclosure Filings Fall Nationwide

Foreclosures in the first half of 2018 are far below their peak of 1.6 million in 2010, but 40% of local markets showed an uptick in […]
July 12, 2018

Mortgage Payments Biggest Financial Burden in a Decade

The share of median income needed for monthly mortgage payments on the median U.S. home increased to 17.1%, which is the largest share of income since […]
July 11, 2018

Small Business Loan Approvals Continue to Rise

Small business loan approval rates for big banks (25.9%) continued the upswing with yet another new high in May 2018, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business […]
July 10, 2018

Business-Loan Drought Ends for Banks

Preliminary second-quarter data from the Federal Reserve indicate the year-over-year growth rate of business loans rose to 5.5% in late June from less than 1% near […]
July 9, 2018

Equity Gains: U.S. Homeowners are $1 Trillion Wealthier

As house values continued growing, homeowners with mortgages, accounting for 63% of all properties, saw their equity increase 13.3% year-over-year in the first quarter, a gain […]
July 6, 2018

Housing Costs to Blame for Low Millennial Homeownership

The homeownership rate for adults age 25 to 34 was 37.5% in 2016, about three percentage points lower than the historical average for this demographic and […]