Even though monthly headcount at mortgage brokers grew, overall staffing in real estate finance contracted. Among all industries, the data disappointed.

March saw an meager increase of 98,000 in U.S. nonfarm payroll employment, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.<br
Job growth plummeted from the previous month’s downwardly revised 219,000 positions and the upwardly revised 225,000 jobs one year previous.

Source: Mortgage Daily