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From the monthly archives: December 2013

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Construction Materials Prices Remain Stable in November

Friday, December 13, 2013 11:17 AM
Overall, construction materials prices fell 0.5 percent in November and are up only 1.1 percent year over year, according to the Department of Labor’s Dec. 13 Producer Price Index.  Nonresidential construction materials are down 0.6 percent for the month and are 0.7 percent lower than the same time last year. 
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Nonresidential Construction Continues to Gain Jobs in November

Friday, December 6, 2013 12:56 PM
National construction employment expanded by 17,000 jobs in November, according to a Dec. 6 report by the U.S. Department of Labor. Nonresidential construction added 7,700 positions on a monthly basis, contributing nearly half (45.2 percent) of the overall gain in construction employment. 
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Nonresidential Construction Spending Inches Higher

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:28 PM
Nonresidential construction spending increased 1.6 percent on a monthly basis in October after declining 1.3 percent in September, according to the Dec. 2 release by the U.S. Census Bureau. (This release contained two months of data because of the federal government shutdown.) On a year-over-year basis, nonresidential construction spending is down 0.7 percent through October. Spending totaled $575.563 billion for the month on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis.
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