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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

Annual nonresidential spending falls for 1st time since 2013

August 19, 2016
Nonresidential construction spending dipped 1 percent from May to June and has now contracted for three consecutive months, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Read More

Construction input prices continue their ascent

July 22, 2016
Construction input prices expanded in June, rising 1.1 percent on a monthly basis, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index. Read More

Nonresidential construction spending drops to yearly low

July 8, 2016
Nonresidential construction spending dipped 1.3 percent from April to May, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Read More

Price upswing continues for third straight month

June 24, 2016
Construction input prices expanded by 0.7 percent in May and have now expanded for three consecutive months, according to an analysis of the recently released Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index. Read More