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Construction reports suspended due to government shutdown

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On October 2, 2013 @ 1:26 pm In Aggbeat Online,Featured Articles,News | No Comments

ConstructionSilhouettes [1]

The monthly construction reports you normally see on Aggregates Manager — like construction spending [2], construction employment [3], freight shipments [4] and housing starts [5] — are likely suspended due to the federal government shutdown that began early Tuesday morning.

The shutdown, which has furloughed 18,481 employees in the U.S. Department of Transportation [6] alone, has resulted in the suspension of most federal government operations [7] that are not considered safety-related or necessary.

Reuters reported [8] Tuesday that the construction spending report for this month has been cancelled.

A Commerce Department spokeswoman told Reuters on Monday that the report would not be released if the government shut down.


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[1] Image: http://www.aggman.com/files/2013/10/ConstructionSilhouettes.jpg

[2] construction spending: http://www.aggman.com/construction-spending-rises-0-6-percent-in-july-to-900-8-billion/

[3] construction employment: http://www.aggman.com/construction-employment-remains-at-5-798-million-in-august/

[4] freight shipments: http://www.aggman.com/freight-shipments-rise-0-3-in-july/

[5] housing starts: http://www.aggman.com/housing-starts-increase-0-9-in-august/

[6] furloughed 18,481 employees in the U.S. Department of Transportation: http://www.aggman.com/18481-dot-jobs-would-be-furloughed-if-government-shuts-down/

[7] suspension of most federal government operations: http://www.aggman.com/some-dot-operations-suspended-with-government-shutdown/

[8] Reuters reported: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101076214#_gus

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