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Construction Spending Decreased in October

From the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending decreased in October:

Construction spending during October 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,291.1 billion, 0.8 percent below the revised September estimate of $1,301.8 billion. The October figure is 1.1 percent above the October 2018 estimate of $1,277.4 billion. During the first ten months of this year, construction spending amounted to $1,086.5 billion, 1.7 percent below the $1,105.2 billion for the same period in 2018.
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Both private and public spending decreased:

Spending on private construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $956.3 billion, 1.0 percent below the revised September estimate of $966.1 billion. …

In October, the estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of public construction spending was $334.8 billion, 0.2 percent below the revised September estimate of $335.6 billion.

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