Schar School Stat: Employment (Temporary) Service Jobs

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.

Miami has the most people who work for themselves — but they’re not making that much

From The Miami Herald: South Florida is an economy of giggers, and we have the numbers to prove it. A new report from George Mason University in Washington shows that the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area leads the nation both in growth and in numbers of non-employer firms per capita. Non-employer establishments are considered one good way to

The Washington region’s economy is creating fewer opportunities for the middle class

From The Washington Post: The Washington area’s economy has long had its share of inequalities. Technology is continuing to exacerbate the differences between the haves and have-nots, two economic studies released in the past week suggest, as innovations in fields such as IT and mobile technology create high-paying jobs for some while eroding pay and

The Slowdown in Payroll Job Growth Continues in October

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.

Schar School Stat: Home Sales Price in the Washington Region

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.