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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.

Employment lags February 2020 level in 32 states; Dodge starts fall in November but rise year-to-date; Population growth falls to lowest rate in US history.
Building input costs outpace bid prices in November; highway costs climb; more price hikes announced
Construction input prices are up 23.5% from a year ago, while nonresidential construction input prices rose 24.5% over that span.
Nonresidential jobs increase for third-straight month in November; October job openings set record. 
Nonresidential construction spending rises in October; two-thirds of metros add jobs in the past year.
October employment lags pre-pandemic high in 33 states; construction starts measures diverge.
Construction input prices are 21.1% higher than in October 2020, while nonresidential construction input prices increased 22.3% over that span.
Construction employment rises in October; earnings, vaccination data imply challenges to filling jobs.
Construction spending declines in September; employment rises over 12 months in most metros.