Construction Law Blog
Although all of this data paints a very positive picture of the construction industry overall, public construction remains a sector in decline. The Associated General Contractors of America warned the data it analyzed predates the federal government shutdown, which may result in weaker industry spending numbers and hiring gains next month, and certainly will produce lower public construction figures. Additionally, the pre-shutdown numbers still indicate that while overall construction spending increased, public spending remains down nearly 2% from the previous year.
The full press release from the Associated General Contractors of America is available here.