Jobs, Unemployment and the Spring/Summer Housing Forecast on the Ilyce Glink Show May 8, 2011:

  • U.S. nonfarm payrolls jumped 244,000 in April, well ahead of expectations. But the official unemployment rate jumped from 8.8 percent to 9 percent. Why?
  • This week, President Obama took on Big Oil by talking about how super-high gas prices are sucking the lifeblood out of the economy – and leaving consumers with little in their paychecks for spending.
  • Real estate agents and brokers typically love the Spring selling season. But this year isn’t shaping up to be so good, according to Mark Teytel, of Realty1st (

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