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Hotels: Occupancy Rate Down 0.3% Compared to Same Week in 2019

From CoStar: Hotels: Occupancy Rate Down 6.2% Compared to Same Week in 2019U.S. hotel performance increased from the previous week, according to STR‘s latest data through Jan. 28.Jan. 22-28, 2023 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019*):• Occupancy: 56.3% (-0.3%)• Average daily rate (ADR): $142.66 (+13.4%)• Revenue per available room (RevPAR):...

Real Estate Newsletter Articles this Week: Case-Shiller: National House Price Index "Continued to Decline"

At the Calculated Risk Real Estate Newsletter this week:• Case-Shiller: National House Price Index "Continued to Decline" to 7.7% year-over-year increase in November• Rents Continue to Decline; "Apartment Market Loosens"• Inflation Adjusted House Prices 3.6% Below Peak• Lawler: Net Home Orders and Sales Cancellations of Large Publicly-Traded Home Builders•...

Schedule for Week of February 5, 2023

This will be light week for economic data. The key report this week is the December trade deficit.----- Monday, February 6th -----No major economic releases scheduled.----- Tuesday, February 7th -----8:00 AM ET: Corelogic House Price index for December.8:30 AM: Trade Balance report for December from the Census Bureau. This graph shows the U.S. trade...

COVID Feb 3, 2023: Update on Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths

Note: Mortgage rates are from MortgageNewsDaily.com and are for top tier scenarios.On COVID (focus on hospitalizations and deaths).  Data is now weekly.Weekly deaths bottomed in July 2021 at 1,666.COVID Metrics  NowWeekAgoGoal New Cases per Week2280,911301,243≤35,0001 Hospitalized225,60329,306≤3,0001 Deaths per Week23,4523,792≤3501 1my goals to...

AAR: January Rail Carloads Increased and Intermodal Decreased Year-over-year

From the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Rail Time Indicators. Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission. U.S. rail traffic started January 2023 with both discouraging and encouraging aspects.On the encouraging side, total U.S. carloads rose 2.2% in January 2023. January 2022 was the worst January for total carloads in our records that...

Lawler: Net Home Orders and Sales Cancellations of Large Publicly-Traded Home Builders

Today, in the Calculated Risk Real Estate Newsletter: Lawler: Net Home Orders and Sales Cancellations of Large Publicly-Traded Home BuildersA brief excerpt: Note from Bill McBride: The data below via Tom Lawler illustrates the point I’ve made about the Census Bureau overstating sales when cancellation rates are rising....From housing economist Tom Lawler:Below...

Comments on January Employment Report

This was a strong report, and the revisions show job growth was stronger over the last year than originally reported. With revisions:  The 4.81 million jobs added, 2022 was the 2nd best year for job growth in US history behind only 2021 with 7.27 million.The headline jobs number in the January employment report was well above expectations, and employment...

January Employment Report: 517 thousand Jobs, 3.4% Unemployment Rate

From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 517,000 in January, and the unemployment rate changed little at 3.4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job growth was widespread, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and health care. Employment also increased in government, partially...

Friday: Employment Report

Note: Mortgage rates are from MortgageNewsDaily.com and are for top tier scenarios.Friday:• At 8:30 AM ET, Employment Report for December.   The consensus is for 185,000 jobs added, and for the unemployment rate to increase to 3.6%.• At 10:00 AM, ISM Services Index for January.

January Employment Preview

On Friday at 8:30 AM ET, the BLS will release the employment report for January. The consensus is for 185,000 jobs added, and for the unemployment rate to increase to 3.6%.There were 223,000 jobs added in December, and the unemployment rate was at 3.5%.From BofA economists:"Nonfarm payrolls likely rose by 225k in January, little changed from the December...

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