Items Tagged with 'construction'

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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

Eight is enough: Construction prices fall again

March 18, 2016
Construction input prices fell for the eighth consecutive month during February, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index. Read More

Nonresidential spending regains momentum to start year

March 4, 2016
Nonresidential construction spending crested the $700 billion mark on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis in January for the first time since March 2009, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Read More

Construction materials prices continue downward trend

February 19, 2016
Construction input prices fell by 0.6 percent during January, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index by the Associated Builders and Contractors. Read More

Construction materials prices continue free fall

January 22, 2016
Construction material prices fell for the sixth consecutive month in December, losing 1.2 percent on a monthly basis and 4 percent on a yearly basis, according to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index. Read More

Construction employment continues year-end surge

January 1, 2016
Construction employment expanded by 46,000 net new jobs in November after adding 34,000 jobs in October (revised upward by 3,000), according to an analysis of the recent employment report from the U.S. Department of Labor. Read More