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Construction employment sees early growth in 2017

February 10, 2017
National construction employment started 2017 on a high note, adding 36,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in January, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Lack of skilled workers will hamstring economy

January 27, 2017
Construction season in Grand Rapids must move “just in time” in less than 30 days, but there are not enough skilled construction workers in the field with iPads and instruction. Read More

Energy prices nudge construction materials higher

January 20, 2017
Construction input prices rebounded in December after experiencing a steep decline in November, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

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

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