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Nonresidential construction spending slips once again

February 5, 2016
Nonresidential construction spending dipped for a second consecutive month, falling 0.4 percent on a monthly basis in December, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Read More

Construction materials prices continue free fall

January 22, 2016
Construction material prices fell for the sixth consecutive month in December, losing 1.2 percent on a monthly basis and 4 percent on a yearly basis, according to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index. Read More

Construction employment continues year-end surge

January 1, 2016
Construction employment expanded by 46,000 net new jobs in November after adding 34,000 jobs in October (revised upward by 3,000), according to an analysis of the recent employment report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More

Expect continued growth for construction in 2016

December 25, 2015
Associated Builders and Contractors is forecasting a continued steady economic recovery for the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2016. Read More

Nonresidential construction spending maintains momentum in October

December 4, 2015
Nonresidential construction spending expanded in October for the third consecutive month (September's estimate was revised higher than August's), according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Read More

Specialty trade contractors lead employment surge

November 27, 2015
The U.S. construction industry added more jobs in October than during the previous four months combined, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Stronger dollar, weaker global economy impact input prices

November 20, 2015
The Producer Price Index for inputs to construction industries declined for a fourth consecutive month in October, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics data released this month. Read More

Construction materials prices plunge in September

October 23, 2015
Prices for inputs to construction industries plunged 1.6 percent in September after shedding 0.9 percent in August, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Nonresidential construction dip no cause for concern

October 2, 2015
Nonresidential construction employment fell by 700 jobs in August after losing 5,600 jobs in July and 800 jobs in June. Read More

Construction materials prices dip for second month

September 18, 2015
Prices for inputs to construction industries declined 0.1 percent in July after increasing 0.2 percent in June, according to the latest producer price index report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More