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Murray Talks About Construction Market

RR062019 DodgeDataJuly 25, 2019 – Dodge Data and Analytics released its report for June,and thus the first half of the year. “On balance, the pace of construction starts has been sluggish so far in 2019, as activity has been generally lower than the healthy amount reported during the first half of 2018,” stated Robert A. Murray, chief economist for Dodge Data & Analytics. “The improved activity during May and June suggests that the gap relative to last year should narrow in coming months. Murray said that public works construction was generally lackluster. Highway and bridge construction in June retreated 5%, settling back for the second month in a row after improved activity in March and April. Hear Murray discuss construction market conditions here.