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What's New In This Report?
The Dodge Momentum Index (DMI) reached a high of 155.0 in March 2018, 6.1% above February score of 146.0; institutional building component increased by 1.6% and commercial rose by 9.6%.
MSAs in Texas and Florida led nominal population growth in the US.
The annualized value of Construction Put-in-Place was $1.27T in February 2018, 3.0% above its year ago activity.
CPI-U, which measures inflation decreased by 0.1% in March 2018, following the 0.2% increase in February.
In March 2018, the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1% after adding 103K jobs. The Construction Industry employment decreased by 15K jobs last month following the 65K jobs addition in February 2018.
45 of 51 large MSAs (1M+ population) showed year-over-year unemployment rate decreases in February 2018 with Urban Honolulu, HI showing the lowest unemployment of 1.8%.