U.S. construction rises in June

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Census Bureau announced that construction spending during June 2015 was estimated at a SAAR of $1,064.6 billion, 0.1% above the revised May estimate of $1,063.5 billion. The June figure is 12% above the June 2014 estimate of $950.3 billion. During the first six months of this year, construction spending amounted to $482.7 billion, 8% above the $446.8 billion for the same period in 2014.