Series Is Presented As 3 Variables: (1) Original Data, 1939-46; (2) Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1946-63; (3) Original Data, Annual Only, 1946-63. Included In This Series Are All New Construction Projects Owned By Federal, State, Or Local Government. Privately Owned Projects Financed Or Subsidized By Government Funds Are Excluded. These Series Are Aggregates Of The Following Categories, For Which Separate Data Are Source: Business And Defense Services Administration And Bureau Of Labor Statistics (See Note) Residential Building; Nonresidential Building (Including Subcategories Of Industrial, Educational, Hospital And Institutional, Administrative And Service, And Other Nonresidential); Military Facilities, Highways; Sewer And Water Systems (Shown Separately And Combined); Public Service Enterprises; Conservation And Development; And "All Other Public." For A Description Of The Classification Scheme And A List Of Types Of Projects Included, See Construction Reports, Construction Activity, C30-61 Supplement, U.S. Bureau Of The Census, October 1964, Pp. 79-80. See Also The Introductory Notes On Bls-Dept. Of Commerce Data, And Lipsey & Preston Pp. 266-67.
This NBER data series m02194a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: m02194a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Public Construction (Constant Dollars) for United States [M0294AUSM380NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0294AUSM380NNBR/, August 1, 2015.