The percentage of residents living in areas the U.S. Census Bureau calls “urban” grew in 36 states. But it shrunk in CT.
Tim Henderson | Pew Stateline
More housing is coming – but the national shortage will persist
Experts say it could take nearly a decade to erase the nation’s housing shortage, which has driven up home prices and rents, pricing out many lower- and middle-income families.
Investors bought a quarter of homes sold last year, driving up rents
Investors bought 24% of all single-family houses sold nationwide last year, up from 15% to 16% annually going back to 2012,
There are more jobs than jobless people in 42 states
A record number of job openings and fewer workers to fill them have left 42 states with more available jobs than people looking for work, according to a Stateline analysis of federal statistics from August, the latest available. Employers such as RF Buche, who runs a 116-year-old family chain of South Dakota fast-food restaurants and convenience stores, […]