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States show wide variance in jobs, population, revenues; Nov. output, housing soar

December 22, 2003
Gains in construction employment were more widespread: 31 states plus DC, with only 18 states reporting drops.
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NAHB, CIT surveys show optimism among contractors

December 18, 2003
Homebuilders' expectations for sales in the next six months dropped for the second straight month in December, according to a report this afternoon from the National Assn. of Home Builders (NAHB).
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Manufacturing, homebuilding, public construction heat up; private nonresidential sags

December 2, 2003
The value of construction put in place in October rose 0.9%.
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Construction shows widespread employment gains; housing stays hot, CPI mild

November 25, 2003
Construction again showed more widespread growth, rising in 29 states and falling in 20.
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Producer prices, industrial production rise in October overall and for construction

November 14, 2003
The producer price index (PPI) for finished goods jumped 0.8%, seasonally adjusted, in October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced.
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Construction, manufacturing, GDP post vigorous growth; October auto sales retreat

November 11, 2003
The value of construction put in place soared to a third straight record in September at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, the Census Bureau announced.
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Construction News: Construction Spending Soars to Record in September

November 11, 2003
“Construction put in place showed amazing strength in September,” said Kenneth D. Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, the nation's leading construction trade association.
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Home sales remain strong; construction employment, earnings grow in most states

October 28, 2003
Single-family home sales continued at very high levels in September 2003, two reports show.
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Industrial production, Beige Book suggest strong September but not for construction

October 23, 2003
Industrial production in September at the nation's factories, mines, and utilities rose 0.4%, seasonally adjusted, following a dip of 0.1% in August, the Federal Reserve reported.
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Producer prices remain tame, except wood; office, apartment vacancy rates stay high

October 10, 2003
The producer price index for finished goods rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3% in September and 3.5% over the past 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced.
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