PITTSBURGH — The region’s construction industry showed strong signs of getting back to business in June, according to a new report.
To be sure, the new monthly release by Dodge Data & Analytics of the region’s construction activity for June needs to be considered through the distorting comparisons of a 2020 when so much business activity was shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In June 2020, construction was allowed in the state after having been halted (with certain exceptions) along with so many other industries in March as the pandemic took hold.
Noting that important caveat, Dodge reported that the region’s nonresidential construction increased by 70% for the month of June, rising from a little more than $69 million in June 2020 to more than $117.5 million in June 2021.
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