Articles by Ken Simonson

Buoyant Housing Market Keeps Construction Afloat

Despite drops in Nonresidential, Public Construction, AGC economist says, construction stays up for Year to Date.
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April payroll employment falls overall but rises for construction

Value put in place slips in March.
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Value Of Construction Put In Place Hits Record

Mixed news on manufacturing, home sales.
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Details Emerge On Tax Proposals

Existing home sales, starts, permits remain hot.
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Construction aspects of economic packages

News on the 2002 employment change and NAHB's housing forecast.
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Construction Mixes Hot And Cold Employment

Value put in place numbers for tepid total.
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Data Shows Great Variety in Construction

"Kaleidoscope" Instead of a "Snapshot" in Today's Data Shows Great Variety in Construction, AGC Economist Says.
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Home sales hit records

Home sales hit records, driving up rental vacancy rate; other construction markets weaken.
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September housing starts, permits soar; outlook dims for factory, warehouse, utility construction

The consumer price index for all urban consumers rose by a moderate 0.2%, seasonally adjusted, in September and a mere 1.5% over the September 2001 level, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
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Construction employment is flat in September but several other indicators are negative

The two principal indicators of construction activity this week signaled an industry treading water.
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