Information; construction; and professional, scientific, and technical services were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2015. Overall, 16 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 1.4 percent increase in real GDP in the fourth quarter.
▪Information services increased 10.6 percent in the fourth quarter, after increasing 0.4 percent in the third quarter.
▪ Construction increased 7.6 percent, after increasing 7.1 percent.
▪ Professional, scientific, and technical services increased 3.9 percent, the same percent increase as the third quarter.
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