View the Archive..October 01, 2014US CONSTRUCTION SPENDING, AUGUST 2014
U.S. construction spending decreased 0.8 percent in August 2014 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $961.0 billion. Compared to August 2013, construction spending was 5.0 percent higher. During the first eight months of the year, construction spending has been 6.8 per cent greater than January through August of 2013.
Spending on private construction decreased 0.8 percent from July 2014 to $685.0 billion (seasonally adjusted annual rate), 6.3 percent above the August 2013 estimate. Private residential construction decreased 0.1 per cent in the month but is 3.7 per cent higher than August 2013. Construction spending rose for both new single family (+8.3%) and multi-family (+35.9%) compared to August of last year.
Private non-residential construction decreased 1.4 per cent compared to the July 2014 estimate, but is up 9.2 per cent compared to a year ago due to in part greater construction for commercial, power and manufacturing facilities. On a year-to-date basis, total private construction is up 9.7 per cent (not seasonally adjusted).
Public construction decreased 0.9 per cent for the month of August but is higher by 1.9 per cent than August 2013. For the first eight months of the year, public construction is up 0.2 per cent in 2014.
US Census Bureau, October 1, 2014
October 01, 2014US S&P/CASE-SHILLER HOME PRICE INDICES, JULY 2014
Data through July 2014, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that the Composite 10-City and Composite 20-City indicators both decreased by 0.5 percent on a month to month comparison (seasonally adjusted). Increases in US home prices have slowed over the past six months and have been in decline since May.
September 30, 2014GDP BY INDUSTRY JULY 2014
Canada's real GDP was essentially unchanged for the month of July2014 at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of $1.63 trillion dollars (chained (2007) dollars at basic prices). The previous six months all had positive growth including 0.3 per cent in June and 0.5 per cent in May. For the month of July, manufacturing and the public sector positive growth were offset by declining activity in mining and oil and gas extraction, agriculture and forestry, and utilities.
September 30, 2014EURO AREA AND EU INFLATION, SEPTEMBER 2014
Euro Area annual inflation is estimated to be 0.3% in September 2014, down from 0.4% in the previous month, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat.
The largest upward impacts to Euro Area annual inflation came from services (+1.1 %), and food, alcohol & tobacco (+0.2%) while the biggest downward impact came from energy (-2.4 %).
September 30, 2014EU AND EURO AREA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, AUGUST 2014
In August 2014, the unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) in the European Union (EU28) was 10.1%, the lowest value since February 2012. Compared with July 2014, the rate was down 0.1 percentage points and was down 0.7 percentage points over August 2013.
The Euro Area (EA18) unemployment rate in August 2014 was 11.5%, unchanged from July 2014, and 0.5 percentage points down from August 2013.