Monday, April 16, 2007
Investing in Phoenix - Low Unemployment
From US Bank Economic Update - Low unemployment and strong job growth in the Phoenix Metro. It's all about jobs. Think Silicon Valley - housing is strong due to job growth. In Phoenix, the same rule applies. 3.9% unemployment. 4.3% job growth over last year. More importantly, construction jobs did not take a huge percentage of this growth. Growth was in the best areas - business and professional services. Housing prices have slumped in that market, though, with strong job growth, that will change.