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Monthly construction spending is up, but annual rates lag

November 24, 2017
Nonresidential construction spending rose 0.5 percent in September, totaling $698.1 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read More

Lack of construction employees prompts frustration, alarm

November 10, 2017
An analysis of data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the nation’s construction sector added 11,000 net new jobs in October, matching the revised total from September. Read More

Construction materials prices rising faster than inflation

October 27, 2017
Construction input prices rose yet again in September, according to an analysis of data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Nonresidential construction adds jobs despite disruptions

October 13, 2017
In the final analysis, U.S. construction industry leaders would be wise not to base key economic decisions on September employment data. Read More

Monthly construction input price growth accelerates

September 22, 2017
Construction input prices rose 0.6 percent in August and are up 3.7 percent on a yearly basis. Read More

Construction employment rebounds in a big way

September 8, 2017
National construction employment rebounded in August, adding 28,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Construction input prices inch higher; energy prices drop

August 18, 2017
Construction input prices increased 0.3 percent in July and are up 3 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Monthly construction input prices tick higher

July 21, 2017
Construction input prices rose 0.2 percent in June, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Construction input prices level for first time in months

June 23, 2017
Construction input prices remained unchanged in May, ending five consecutive months of price expansion, according to analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Nonresidential construction segments suffer spending decline

June 16, 2017
Nonresidential construction spending fell 1.7 percent in April, totaling $696.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More