REPORT UPDATE: CONSTRUCTION REMAINS STEADY DESPITE RISING CASES
July 27th, 2020
OxBlue’s artificial intelligence (AI) tools are being used to measure the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on construction activity across the United States. The full analysis looked at all 50 states and more than 100 metropolitan areas between March 1st, 2020, and July 27th, 2020.
Since our last report, the six states with the largest decreases in construction activity at the beginning of the pandemic (Pennsylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts, Washington, New York and Colorado) have stayed steady at pre-pandemic levels of early March. All six states have maintained a steady level of COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks.
Two of the states with surges in COVID-19 cases (Arizona and Georgia) are continuing to maintain activity levels above that of pre-pandemic March.
On a national level, activity remains continues to remain above the pre-pandemic levels.
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Notes: The time period in this analysis includes the 102 workdays (weekdays excluding holidays) from March 1, 2020, to July 27, 2020. The OxBlue Construction Activity Index is a 5-day moving average. The current baseline for the OxBlue Activity Index is the average activity level for the workdays from March 2 to March 19, the date Pennsylvania issued its strict shelter-in-place order. The data analyzed is from commercial construction projects and excludes single-family residential construction. States with low levels of construction activity and without statistically significant data have been excluded for accuracy. National construction activity is based on a weighted average of the construction volume for each state.