On the first Friday of each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases Non-Farm Payrolls data for the month prior. 54,000 jobs were created in August.
According to the government, 431,000 jobs were created in May, but of those new jobs, 95.4 percent represented temporary staffing for the 2010 Census. Home affordability is improving on the report.
Despite 290,000 jobs created in April 2010 — nearly twice the expected amount — and a 40 percent upward revision of March’s numbers, mortgage rates are essentially unchanged. In a normal environment, rates would be higher. Today is not normal.