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By HBSDealer Staff - 08/07/2020
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The latest edition of Quikrete Industry Dashboard shows some big, positive numbers emanating from hardware and building supply stocks on Wall Street. Lowe’s is up more than 50% compared to a year ago. Meanwhile, Builders FirstSource and BMC are both up more than 20% for the month.

Nowhere on the Dashboard is the impact of the pandemic more dramatic than the unemployment chart. The national unemployment rate in July stands at 10.2%, that's down from 11.1% in June. A year ago, the unemployment rate was 3.7%.

Coming soon: The U.S. Census Bureau will report monthly sales figures on Aug. 14. Housing starts and existing home sales will be released the following week, Aug. 18 and Aug. 21, respectively.


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