Jobs Data Shows Private Sector Growth, Hints At Lower Mortgage Rates

On the first Friday of each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its Non-Farm Payrolls report from the month prior.  This month, though, because the first Friday of the month was also the first day of the month, the report was delayed one week. More commonly called “the jobs … [Read more...]

Nervous About Mortgage Rates Rising? Lock Thursday — Ahead Of Friday’s Jobs Report

Mortgage rates have been falling since April but that momentum could reverse tomorrow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the July jobs report at 8:30 A.M. ET Friday. With a stronger-than-expected reading, mortgage rates should rise, harming home affordability. Jobs are a keystone in … [Read more...]