Quikrete Industry Dashboard

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The updated version of the Quikrete Industry Dashboard has the latest on the national unemployment rate, industry stock prices and the price of a gallon of regular gasoline.

Nine of 10 stocks on the HBSDealer Stock Roundup are in positive territory, led by BMC and LOW –  both up more than 50% on a year-over-year basis.

The latest news to affect the Dashboard is the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealing the national unemployment rate fell from 7.9% in September to 6.9% in October. 

Also among the consumer dials, gas prices slipped six cents to $2.12 for a gallon of regular, according to the American Automobile Association. 

Coming next among major industry metrics: the government will report estimates for monthly retail sales on Nov. 17. Housing starts and existing home sales will be released on Nov. 18 and Nov. 19, respectively.