Construction spending inched higher in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $910.8 billion — officially flat, but less than a 0.1% increase — as private residential construction increased by the largest amount in 11 years, the Commerce Department reported ­yesterday.

Spending in September was revised down to a decrease of 1.6% from the 0.8% increase initially reported. The September decrease was the largest since January. The September revision means that construction spending has now been unchanged or has declined since April.

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