The latest economic news is largely positive. The U.S. Labor Department reports that the jobless rate declined in October to a level of 5 percent. That's as low as it has been for the nation in more than seven years. The latest numbers indicate that unemployment is on the rise in Texas, but it's still running below the national average and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts says permits for new construction continued to increase in September.
Whenever a person or a business in Texas undertakes to build something issues are likely to surface. Construction takes time and things can change drastically over time. Plans may need to be altered. Costs for supplies can increase or decrease.