A construction worker on the job in Boston Monday, July 9, 2012. U.S. construction spending likely increased in June, helped by further gains in home construction. In May, construction spending increased 0.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $830 billion. The annual rate of spending is 11.3 percent above a 12-year low hit in February 2011. Still, the level of spending is about half of what economists consider to be healthy. The construction industry is showing signs of improvement while other parts of the economy have slumped.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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A construction worker on the job in Boston Monday, July 9, 2012. U.S. construction spending likely increased in June, helped by further gains in home construction. In May, construction spending increased 0.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $830 billion. The annual rate of spending is 11.3 percent above a 12-year low hit in February 2011. Still, the level of spending is about half of what economists consider to be healthy. The construction industry is showing signs of improvement while other parts of the economy have slumped.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
A construction worker on the job in Boston Monday, July 9, 2012. U.S. construction spending likely increased in June, helped by further gains in home construction. In May, construction spending increased 0.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $830 billion. The annual rate of spending is 11.3 percent above a 12-year low hit in February 2011. Still, the level of spending is about half of what economists consider to be healthy. The construction industry is showing signs of improvement while other parts of the economy have slumped.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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