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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

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 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

Business Journal cartoon hits, misses mark

July 15, 2016
The editorial cartoon in the May 23 Grand Rapids Business Journal aptly highlights the shortage of students electing to pursue careers in the skilled trades and in construction specifically. Read More

Monthly unemployment plunges even as homebuilding growth slows

June 3, 2016
The U.S. construction industry added just 1,000 net new jobs in April, according to figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More

Monthly material prices rise but remain historically low

May 20, 2016
Construction input prices expanded on a monthly basis for the second consecutive month in April, increasing by 0.5 percent, according to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index. Read More

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

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