But they're up compared to a year ago.
Construction spending fell more than a percentage point in June, the second drop in two months.
A decade after the housing bust, new construction has been slow to recover.
Rising home prices and changing demographics are boosting demand.
These days, builders prefer more lucrative apartments and townhouses.
The specialist skills have been passed down from generation to generation.
The Supreme Court of Ohio will decide.
To recruit more young people, employers talk up technology and higher pay.
Amidst a shortage of affordable housing, factory-built homes stage a comeback.
According to a recent survey, 78 percent of construction contractors are having a hard time finding workers to fill open positions.