Projected Slowdown in Labor Force Growth Suggests Weaker Future Housing Activity

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Projected Slowdown in Labor Force Growth Suggests Weaker Future Housing Activity

Fannie Mae's Economic and Strategic Research group forecasts a healthy rebound in new housing production later this decade as housing markets return to normal (see Brian Hughes-Cromwick's recent FM Commentary). However, beyond that, an anticipated slowdown in workforce expansion suggests more modest prospects for new housing demand and construction than witnessed historically. In the latest edition of Housing Insights, they examine the correlation between housing production and labor force growth and its affects on housing demand and homebuilding activity.

Projected Slowdown in Labor Force Growth Suggests Weaker Future Housing Activity (PDF)