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Existing Home Sales Down 1.5% from 2017

According to data recently released by the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales remained steady in August after four months of decline.  However, they also report that sales are down 1.5% from one year ago.  There were 1.92 million existing homes available for sale at the end...
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Total U.S. Construction Spending Up 5.8% from 2017

The U.S. government is reporting that total construction spending in July was estimated at $ 1,315.4 billion, which is 0.1% higher than June’s revised estimate and 5.8% higher than July, 2017.  Residential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $ 560.1 billion in July, 0.6% higher...
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Biggest Exports from Every U.S. State

What are the biggest exports from each U.S. state?  That question was recently settled by howmuch.net when they took data from the Census Bureau and then generated an economic snapshot of each state’s exports.  Interestingly they found that the airplane manufacturing supply chain stretched completely across the nation….the...
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US Construction Spending Up 3% from 2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce is reporting that total construction spending in February was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $ 1,19 trillion, which is 3% higher than February 2016.  Private residential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $ 484.7 billion in February,...
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