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Materials prices rise for first time in nine months

April 29, 2016
Construction input prices rose on a monthly basis in March for the first time in nine months, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Nonresidential spending dip is no cause for alarm

April 15, 2016
Nonresidential construction spending dipped in February, falling 1.4 percent on a monthly basis according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Construction employment recovery is slow but steady

April 1, 2016
The U.S. construction industry added 19,000 net new jobs in February according to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report. Read More

Eight is enough: Construction prices fall again

March 18, 2016
Construction input prices fell for the eighth consecutive month during February, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index. Read More

Construction materials prices continue downward trend

February 19, 2016
Construction input prices fell by 0.6 percent during January, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index by the Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

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