Vancouver Sun

U.S. government constructi­on slows


A sharp slowdown in government-built schools and infrastruc­ture caused U.S. constructi­on spending to fall slightly in November. The Commerce Department says constructi­on spending slipped 0.3 per cent in November, after having climbed 1.2 per cent in October. Much of the decline came from a 1.7 per cent retreat in government expenditur­es. Publicly built school spending fell 2.5 per cent, while the transporta­tion, health care and public safety sectors also fell. Private constructi­on spending rose a modest 0.3 per cent in November.

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