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Alex Carrick

Alex Carrick is Chief Economist for ConstructConnect. He has delivered presentations throughout North America on the U.S., Canadian and world construction outlooks. Mr. Carrick has been with the company since 1985.

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
January 18th, 2021

Looming largest as an indicator of how well the U.S. economy can perform in the short run is the coronavirus case count. The number of new COVID-19 infections is now averaging 250,000 per day. Deaths have recently been exceeding 4,000 per day, with a cumulative mortality figure since March of 2020 that will soon surpass 400,000.

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
January 14th, 2021

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.

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Economic News | Industry Snapshot

By: Alex Carrick
January 13th, 2021

Mega Project Collapse in 2020 ConstructConnect announced today that the latest month’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential work, was $20.8 billion, a decline of -30.9% versus November's $30.2 billion (originally reported as $28.9 billion).

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Economic News | Industry Snapshot

By: Alex Carrick
January 13th, 2021

The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the U.S. for December 2020.

Blog Feature

Economic News | Industry Snapshot

By: Alex Carrick
January 13th, 2021

Clichés are often true and it is the case that a picture can be worth a thousand words.

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
January 8th, 2021

December 2020’s total employment figure in the U.S. declined by -140,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Neither is this a surprise, nor is it quite as dire as it first seems.

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
January 7th, 2021

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.

Blog Feature

Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
January 7th, 2021

Table 1 sets out the best U.S. city labor markets according to two measurements, unemployment rates (with smallest being most desirable) and year-over-year jobs change (with fastest at the top).

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
January 5th, 2021

The U.S. economy may have been battered by the full-on return of the coronavirus contagion in 2020’s fourth quarter, but the nation’s principal stock markets were unfazed. The DJI, S&P 500, and NASDAQ all set new highs in December.

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Economic News

By: Alex Carrick
January 5th, 2021

Here are 3 (standalone) graphs on U.S. state and local government finances.

     
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