Quikrete Industry Dashboard
The latest version of the Quikrete Industry Dashboard reveals a positive picture on a number of charts – especially total housing starts, and year-over-year NAICS 444 sales.
More recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics pointed to a downward trajectory of unemployment, with the dial moving to 6.7%, compared to 6.9% in October.
The national average price of a gallon of regular gasoline jumped up 4 cents to $2.16 --still significantly below the year-ago price of $2.59.
And during it all the stock market has produced some big gains on a a year-over-year basis – especially for TSCO, DE, BMC, BLDR and BECN.
The next update will be the Monthly Retail Sales report, which comes out Dec. 16.