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Signals and Signposts

The current and future economy, trends in design and construction, political influence – sometimes we have something to say about topics which may be signs of things to come.

Nonfarm payroll employment in May increased by 223,000, seasonally adjusted, from April and by 2,363,000 (1.6%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported...
Leading indicators and economists agree that Houston is growing again. Employment numbers are up, exports are up, and auto sales are up (a consumer confidence indicator); even oil...
Construction workers, at least in Texas, will be the last folks to adopt autonomous vehicles when they are introduced in 2020 and beyond. They will be reluctant to give up their “...
The U.S. construction industry added 25,000 net new jobs in May, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...
Strategic, data-driven senior leaders are using these calmer market waters for thoughtful reflection about trends and facts, opportunities and challenges.  They are not...
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 38 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from April 2017 to April 2018, declined in 11 states and was...
As CBRE’s first-quarter numbers begin to roll in, we can see that Houston is continuing its gradual recovery toward historical averages. Houston posted nearly 95,000 new residents...
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in April, not seasonally adjusted, rose 0.1% from March and 2.6% year-over-year (y/y) from April 2017, the Bureau of Labor...
Based on recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. construction industry bounced back in April, adding 17,000 net new jobs, according to an...