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Construction Data and Trends Report for May 10, 2019

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What's New In This Report?

 

Highlights

Highlights

CPI-U, which measures inflation, increased 0.3% in April 2019, after rising 0.4% in March 2019.

The advance estimate of real GDP growth for Q1 2019 was 3.2%, an increase from the Q4 2018 estimate of 2.2%.

 

Construction Update

Construction Update

The annualized value of Construction Put-in-Place was $1.28T in March 2019, 0.8% below its year-ago activity.

The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI) reached 144.3 in April 2019, 0.5% less than the revised March score of 145.1.

 

Economic Update

Economic Update

In April 2019, the unemployment rate decreased to 3.6% after adding 263K jobs, 31K of which were in the Construction Industry.

Out of the large MSAs (1M+ population), 33 of 51 showed year-over-year unemployment rate decreases in March 2019 with Ames, IA, having the lowest unemployment rate of 1.5%.