In this issue, we share what roofing contractors expect from the
economy in 2004, as well as how the construction sector should
perform (see "Is it
time to loosen your belt?"). Overall, things are looking
better—the economy is slowly picking up, and construction
starts continue to rise.
But there is one aspect of the economy that continues to trouble
economists because it likely will affect how quickly the economy
completely rebounds. Job creation is thumbing its nose at everyone
else's hopes for a better year.
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