On Wednesday, the US Census Bureau reported that total construction spending during December was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,809.8 billion, 0.4% below the revised November estimate. The December figure is 7.7% above the December 2021 estimate.
On Wednesday, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) for December. According to the JOLTS report, as of the last business day in December, the number and rate of job openings increased to 11.0 million and 6.7%, respectively.
According to the January ADP® National Employment Report™ released today, nonfarm private sector employment increased by 106,000 jobs in January, and annual pay was up 7.3% year-over-year. The report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Stanford Digital Economy Lab.
According to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Application Survey, for the ending January 27th, the Market Composite Index (a measure of mortgage loan application volume) declined 9.0% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier.
The US Census Bureau on Tuesday released its Quarterly Residential Vacancies and Homeownership report for 2022Q4. According to the report, the homeownership rate of 65.9% in 2022Q4 was little changed from the 2021Q4 rate of 65.5%. Approximately 89.9% of the housing units were occupied.
According to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI®) released today (1-31-23), US home prices declined 0.1% in November when compared to October. Year-over-year, home prices rose 8.2%. The previously reported 0.0% price increase in October 2022 remained unchanged.
Statistics Canada today released its real gross domestic product (GDP) report for November. According to the report, Canadian real GDP edged 0.1% higher in November, following a 0.1% uptick in October. Fourteen out of the 20 industrial sectors reported increases in November.
Turner Construction Co. and Clark Builders have been appointed by University of Fraser Valley to build a 398-bed student housing community on its Abbotsford, BC, Canada campus. Originally announced in May 2022, the $73.7 million (CAD) project will triple the campus’ number of beds.
On Tuesday, S&P Dow Jones Indices released its S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index. The Index reported that home prices experienced a 7.7% annual gain in November. The increase is down from a 9.2% annual gain in October.
The Conference Board released today its Consumer Confidence Index® (CCI) for January 2023. The CCI declined to 107.1 (1985=100) in January. This follows and upwardly revised figure of 109.0 for December. The Present Situation Index increased to a reading of 150.9 in January.