A healthy quarterly expansion was recorded for employment in the residential lending industry. Faring best was the Golden State, though the Lone Star State also made impressive gains.

Staffing in real estate finance was an estimated 677,400 as of Sept. 30, 2016, according to an analysis conducted as part of the Mortgage Daily Third Quarter 2016 Mortgage Employment Index.

Estimated industry headcount expanded from three months earlier, when the total came to 665,600. The increase was far more significant versus a year earlier, when the number was 650,100.

Source: Mortgage Daily