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Nonresidential construction spending reaches eight-year peak

January 6, 2017
Nonresidential construction surged in November, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Contractors should heed pricing volatility during bid process

December 23, 2016
Construction input prices experienced their most rapid monthly decline since February 2016 in November, falling 0.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Slower growth expected for commercial, industrial sectors

December 16, 2016
Associated Builders and Contractors forecasts a slowdown of growth in the U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries in 2017. Read More

Construction hiring outpaces national numbers

December 9, 2016
The U.S. construction industry added 19,000 net new jobs in November and has added jobs for three consecutive months, according to an analysis of the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released at the beginning of December. Read More

Inflation and interest rate environment changing

November 25, 2016
Construction input prices remained unchanged in October and are just 0.5 percent above where they were a year ago, according to analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index released recently. Read More

Wage growth fuels construction employment numbers rebound

October 28, 2016
The construction industry rebounded in a meaningful way in September by gaining 23,000 net new jobs on a monthly basis after losing 5,000 net jobs in August, according to an analysis of the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read More

Construction input prices begin to trend higher

October 21, 2016
Both nonresidential and overall construction input prices increased in September, with natural gas and crude petroleum prices bouncing back, according to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index. Read More

Public sector construction spending declines faster than private

October 7, 2016
Nonresidential construction spending fell for a second consecutive month in August, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau figures. Read More

Construction materials prices dip on monthly, yearly basis

September 23, 2016
Nonresidential construction input prices and overall input prices fell in August, as energy prices retrenched, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Construction industry loses 25,000 jobs since April

September 9, 2016
The U.S. construction industry lost 6,000 net jobs in August, according to an analysis of data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More