The Stephen S. Fuller Institute has been busy since launching in February 2017. In case you missed any of our most read reports and blogs, our top five are below.
Between 2013 and 2015, the greater Washington region gained 108,000 workers per year from elsewhere in the U.S. During the same period, the region lost 121,200 workers who moved out of the region to other parts of the nation. An analysis of these movers by industry is available on page 35 of Migration in the Washington Region: Trends between 2000 and 2015 and Characteristics of Recent Migrants released in September 2017. This blog post explores what occupations these workers held and is adapted from the Schar School Stat that ran in the Dec. 1, 2017 edition of the Washington Business Journal.
This piece ran in the Washington Business Journal in the Nov. 25, 2017 edition. Between October 2016 and October 2017, the number of jobs in the Employment Service sub-sector decreased by 1,200 jobs in the Washington region.
Between October 2016 and October 2017, the Washington region added 46,400 payroll jobs. Monthly over-the-year gains in the region have slowed since peaking in July 2017. October followed September’s trends and gains this fall were relatively weaker than during the summer in the Education Services and Entertainment sub-sectors.
The average sales price in the Washington region was $466,430 for existing homes sold between January and October 2017. Compared to the same period in 2016, prices increased 4.0 percent, marking the largest gain since 2013.