Construction spending in May came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,143.3 billion, down 0.8% from April but up 2.8% from May, 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday.

Still, year to date, construction spending was up 8.2% from the same period last year to $438.5 billion.

Spending on private construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $859.3 billion, 0.3% below the revised April estimate of $861.9 billion. Residential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $451.9 billion in May, flat with the revised April estimate of $451.7 billion. Nonresidential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $407.4 billion in May, 0.7% below the revised April estimate of $410.1 billion.

New single-family residential construction in May was at a rate of $239.2 million, down 1.3% from April but up 6.3% from last May. New multi-family was at a rate of $61.4 million. Not seasonally adjusted, new single family in May came in at $20.3 million, up from $19.5 million in April and $19.1 million in May 2015.