Electrical Marketing’s Leading Economic Indicators - August 23, 2013

The AIA's new projects inquiry index was 66.7, up dramatically from the reading of 62.6 the previous month.

Building permits back on a growth track in July. The U.S. Census Bureau said privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 943,000, 2.7% above the revised June rate of 918,000 and 12.4% above the July 2012 estimate of 839,000. Single-family authorizations in July were at a rate of 613,000, 1.9% below the revised June figure of 625,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a

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