9/17: MetroIntelligence Economic Update by P. DUFFY

MetroIntelligence Economic Update by P. DUFFY Initial unemployment claims rebound 20,000 to 332,000 In the week ending September 11, initial unemployment claims were 332,000, an increase of 20,000 from the previous week’s revised level. Continued claims during the week ending September 4 were 2,665,000, a decrease of 187,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The total number of continued weeks claimed for benefits in all programs for the week ending August 28 was 12,106,727, an increase of 178,937 from the previous week. https://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf   Retail sales rebound 0.7 percent in…

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The Demand For Scandinavian Design In The Pandemic Era

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New Housing Redevelopment Projects Underway in Downtown Bangor

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Covid Inspired Lasting Home Design Trends

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Florida Guarantees $13 to Four New Affordable Housing Projects.

Florida Guarantees $13 to Four New Affordable Housing Projects. Orange County, Fla. gave developers proposing four multi-family affordable housing complexes more than $13 million. Read More Orlando Sentinel https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orange-county/os-ne-orange-affordable-housing-20210914-kferjw2fkrf6jhmq5hyl2eepiq-story.html

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Mac Multifamily Requires Tenant Protections on All Future Manufactured Housing Community Transactions

Mac Multifamily Requires Tenant Protections on All Future Manufactured Housing Community Transactions Freddie Mac examined the patchwork of state laws that govern MHCs and determined that no state offered the comprehensive slate of tenant protections identified by… Read More Global News Wire https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/09/13/2295915/0/en/Freddie-Mac-Multifamily-Requires-Tenant-Protections-on-All-Future-Manufactured-Housing-Community-Transactions.html

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