Nassau and Suffolk counties gained about 7,000 construction jobs for an 8 percent year-over-year increase.
The three highest-priced home sales in Farmingville last month ranged from $449,900 to $525,000.
The redevelopment will bring 146 rental apartments and 17,500 square feet of retail space.
The three highest-priced home sales in Muttontown last month ranged from $1.395 million to $2.7 million.
The 153,000-square-foot shopping center is anchored by a Giant Stores supermarket.
The three highest-priced home sales in Shoreham last month ranged from $535,000 to $690,000.
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly higher this week amid continued anxiety in financial markets as interest rates rise.
Building starts down 74 percent in September.
Charles Wang, minority owner of the New York Islanders and founder of Computer Associates died Sunday. He was 74.
Prices were up 2 percent in Nassau and nearly 7 percent in Suffolk year over year.