January 17, 2014
Statement from LIA Chief Economist on Job Openings, Housing Starts and Consumer Sentiment Information released today
By: Dr. John A. Rizzo
"Job openings rose to their highest level in more than 5 years and housing starts for 2013 were their highest since 2007. Although consumer sentiment declined in January, this may reflect weak jobs growth in December rather than current and future conditions. Despite this decline in sentiment, the economic recovery appears to be intact", said John Rizzo, LIA Chief Economist.