Construction Spending for U.S. Census Bureau.
10/01/2015 10:00 AM EDT
Total construction activity for August 2015 ($1,086.2 billion) was 0.7 percent (+/-1.5%)* above the revised July 2015 ($1,079.1 billion).
August 2015: +0.7* % change
July 2015 (r): +0.4* % change
(*) The 90% confidence interval includes zero. The Census Bureau does not have sufficient statistical evidence to conclude that the actual change is different from zero.
(°) Statistical significance is not applicable or not measurable for these surveys. The Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders estimates are not based on a probability sample, so we can neither measure the sampling error of these estimates nor compute confidence intervals.
All estimates are seasonally adjusted except for the Rental Vacancy Rate, Home Ownership Rate, and Quarterly Financial Report for Retail Trade. None of the estimates are adjusted for price changes.
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED DATA
In the week ending October 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 263,000, a decrease of 13,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 1,000 from 277,000 to 276,000. The 4-week moving average was 267,500, a decrease of 3,000 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised down by 250 from 270,750 to 270,500.
There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.6 percent for the week ending September 26, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending September 26 was 2,204,000, an increase of 9,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 4,000 from 2,191,000 to 2,195,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,221,500, a decrease of 14,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 1,000 from 2,235,250 to 2,236,250.