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10 Signs the Recession is Over
5. Construction Spending
Sales of existing homes are not the only sign that the housing market is on the mend. Construction rose from August to September of 2009 according the U.S. Commerce Department. While some of that rise is attributable to government spending, measures rose in both the public and private sectors.
The gains were only a modest .8 percent and construction spending is down from last year, any uptick in what was the worst part of the economy is a very positive sign.