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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

Residential construction job growth remains tepid

May 19, 2017
National construction employment remained largely unchanged for the second consecutive month, adding 5,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in April, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read More

Construction prices moderate as energy costs slip

April 21, 2017
Construction input prices rose for the fourth consecutive month in March, increasing by 0.3 percent on a monthly basis and 4.4 percent on a yearly basis, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Contractors expect a few dips, but remain confident of growth

April 7, 2017
Expectations for 2017 have become less optimistic, but the majority of industrial and commercial construction contractors still expect growth this year, according to the latest Construction Confidence Index from Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More