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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 industry adds nearly 200K jobs over past year

July 7, 2017
In May, not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates were down in 24 states on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released 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

Construction unemployment rates improve in 22 states

June 2, 2017
April not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates were down in 22 states and unchanged in two (Arkansas and California) on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released 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

Nonresidential investment surges despite sluggish Q1

May 5, 2017
The U.S. economy’s performance slowed in the first quarter of 2017, but nonresidential fixed investment expanded at an impressive 9.4 percent seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data. Read More

Pay will increase if demand continues

April 14, 2017
A recent string of news articles has focused on the shortage of skilled trades in the construction industry, most recently in the GRBJ with Mr. Lou Glazer, president of Michigan Future Inc., making the case that supply and demand economics still applies to the construction trades in the March 27 guest column, “Low wages causing skilled trade shortages?” Read More

Construction prices continue upward trajectory

March 24, 2017
Construction input prices expanded 0.3 percent on a monthly basis and 4.8 percent on a year-over-year basis in February, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read More

Construction employment surges to best month in 10 years

March 17, 2017
National construction employment surged in February, as the industry added 58,000 seasonally adjusted net new jobs, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Read More