Construction costs for transportation impact the ability of the public and private sectors to expand capacity to meet demands. The resources that build and operate transportation come from the public in two forms: 1) directly as fares and costs for owning and using vehicles or, 2) indirectly through various taxes or as a part of the cost of products that are consumed.
This indicator shows Florida heavy construction employment in thousands. Heavy construction employment is a measure of the demand for and capacity of the construction industry. Growing capacity in the face of fixed demand would indicate greater competition and less price pressure. The source for the database is Florida Research & Economic Database. This indicator is updated monthly with a one month lag time.