The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the U.S. for July 2017. There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair amount of media coverage. Therefore, people in the industry are on the lookout for when jobsite work actually gets underway. And, as showcase projects, […]

ConstructConnect today announced a July volume of construction starts, excluding homebuilding activity, that amounted to $30.8 billion. July’s nonresidential total was -13.8% versus the comparable sum in June. The usual June-to-July change, due to seasonality, is +3.5%. July of this year versus July of last year was also weak, -17.6%. Standalone July of this year […]

PEI, BC, and Quebec Show Growth in Canadian Labour Market On the heels of outstanding month-to-month jobs growth nation-wide in June (+45,000) and May (+55,000), July’s increase was comparatively subdued, at only +11,000 according to the latest Labour Force Survey report published by Statistics Canada. An especially sweet note for Canada in July, however, was […]

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs. At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc.) that cry out for compelling ‘short-hand’ visualizations. Whichever path is followed, the point of the journey, […]

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs. At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc.) that cry out for compelling ‘short-hand’ visualizations. Whichever path is followed, the point of the journey, […]