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This page includes written accounts of Kathy Bostjancic in the press. This includes times she has been quoted, features, and so forth.

Explore Kathleen Bostjancic and Louise Keely’s recent housing report:

A Tale of 2000 Cities – How the sharp contrast between successful and struggling communities is reshaping America. 

Demand Institute 

Rana Foroohar for Time Magazine:

But as in so many areas of the economy, the state of the market will depend very much on where you live. There’s a big, deep new study just out from the Conference Board’s Demand Institute, looking at the state of the housing recovery in 2200 cities around the country. That study finds that there’s a large and growing bifurcation in housing in America. The top 10 percent of cities in the country (ranked by the aggregate value of their owner occupied homes) now hold 52 percent of all housing wealth. Basically, we’ve got a 1 percent/99 percent phenomenon happening in housing, which has massive wealth implications for middle class Americans, who still hold the majority of their wealth in their homes.”

Time Magazine

U.S. House Markets Face Growing Wealth Inequality

The Wall Street Journal 

“Said Kathy Bostjancic, an economist at the Conference Board, a business-sponsored research group: ‘The economic performance in the fourth quarter and third quarter was a relatively pleasant change for the better. And more of the same could be in store this winter and spring.'”

LA Times

“A 3.2 per cent growth rate in the second half of the year, with close to 200,000 new jobs per month, is enough to perk up sentiment and lead consumers to the malls…in summary, the economic performance in the fourth quarter and third quarter was a relatively pleasant change for the better. And more of the same could be in store this winter and spring.”

Financial Times

“The labor market seemed surprisingly strong during October,” Conference Board economist Kathy Bostjancic says in a statement emailed to reporters. But she cautions that with surveys showing that consumer confidence is weak — meaning that their spending could also be modest at best in coming months — “employers are unlikely to be very optimistic and go out hiring many more workers.”

NPR.org

“While the furloughed government workers technically should be counted as employed in the nonfarm payroll count as part of the establishment survey, at the same time they are counted as temporarily unemployed in the household survey,” said Kathy Bostjancic, director of macroeconomic analysis at The Conference Board. “The negative impact from the partial government shutdown on the nonfarm payroll employment count doesn’t seem to have affected the private sector at all.”

CNBC.com

“A gain of only 74,000 new jobs in December stands in contrast to the strengthening posted in other major economic data, suggesting the dip in hiring might prove temporary,” Kathy Bostjancic, director of macroeconomic analysis at The Conference Board, said in a statement.”

CNBC.com

‘”Undoubtedly, there was some catch up in hiring following the inclement weather this winter,” said Kathy Bostjancic, director of macroeconomic analysis at the Conference Board. “Still, the underlying hiring trend is encouraging, with more good news expected this spring and summer.”

Financial Times

NBC News

CNBC

“It paints a better picture of the economy,” said Kathleen Bostjancic, an economist at Oxford Economics USA in New York. “We have a decent pace of job growth. It boosts confidence and will support consumer spending.”

Bloomberg BuisnessWeek