This Series Includes Contracts Of The Federal Government For Construction Of Building Or Nonbuilding Projects Which Are Above The Minimum Valuation Cost For The Type Of Construction Involved (For Which See Introductory Notes On Engineering News-Record Data, And Lipsey & Preston, Pp. 238-39). Monthly Statistics Are Presented In The Form Of Weekly Averages; Annual Data, However, Represent Yearly Totals. Source: 1913-42, Engineering News-Record Files; 1943-62, Summary Tables Published In Engineering News-Record (Mcgraw-Hill, Inc., New York)
This NBER data series m02117 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: m02117
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Federal Construction for United States [M02117USM398NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M02117USM398NNBR, February 10, 2016.