Construction spending fell for the second month in a row in February, with single-family homebuilding effectively the biggest drag on the total.

The Commerce Department says construction spending dropped 0.1% in February after a revised 1.7% drop in January.

Private spending on construction of single-family homes declined 1.4%, while spending on multifamily projects rose 4.1%.

Hotel construction rose a solid 5.5, while factory construction jumped 6.8%.

Economists, as usual, forecast that construction spending will rise in the spring and summer.

Construction spending was up 2.1% from February 2014.

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