September Job Openings Surge; Construction up 0.2%

Job openings in September jumped by more than a half-million from August, showing there are 1.9 job openings for every available worker, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday in the first of four major jobs reports this week.

July Construction Spending Tapers

Construction spending fell in July, marking the second consecutive monthly drop, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.

June Construction Spending Down; Manufacturing Slows

Construction spending in June fell by more than 1 percent from May, the Census Bureau reported Monday. In a separate report, Institute for Supply Management, Tempe, Ariz., said its Manufacturing Index fell by 0.2 percent to a nearly two-year low.

April Construction Edges Up

Construction spending improved slightly in April, by 0.2 percent from March—but below expectations., the Census Bureau reported Wednesday.

Construction Posts 6th Straight Monthly Gain

Monthly construction spending started the year strongly, increasing for the sixth consecutive month, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

2021 Construction Spending Up 9%

Construction spending slowed a bit in December, but finished the year on a strong note, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

MBA Chart of the Week Apr. 5, 2021: Value of CRE Construction

One of the most striking aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on commercial and multifamily real estate has been the disparity in the ways different property types have been affected. MBA’s monthly CREF Loan Performance Survey continues to show the immediate and dramatic rise in delinquency rates among lodging and retail properties.