Google Search for ‘Construction Recession’ Mirrors 2008 Levels, Report Says

By Jordanne Waldschmidt How do contractors really feel about the economy? Just check Google. According to a new report from Flexbase, queries for “construction recession” are being Googled at levels mirroring 2008. Since 2004, there have been three spikes in searches that averaged 400% or more over the baseline:

  • 2008
  • March – June 2020 (Covid-19)
  • And June – July 2022

While Google can’t pinpoint exactly who the searchers are, it’s highly likely that the 7 million people employed in the construction industry are worried and heading to the Internet to do some research. READ FULL ARTICLE>>