Construction Employers Add 30,000 Jobs in Dec. and 210,000 in 2017, Says AGC

Construction Employers Add 30,000 Jobs in Dec. and 210,000 in 2017, Says AGC

Industry Employment Reaches Nine-Year High and Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.9 Percent; Association Officials Say Most Construction Firms Predict they Will Continue Adding Jobs in…

75 Percent of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcounts in 2018, According to AGC

75 Percent of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcounts in 2018, According to AGC

Seventy-five percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2018 as contractors are optimistic that economic conditions will remain strong as tax rates…

Construction Jobs Increase in 40 States Between Nov. 2016 and Nov. 2017, Says AGC

Construction Jobs Increase in 40 States Between Nov. 2016 and Nov. 2017, Says AGC

California and Nevada Have Biggest Job Gains for the Year, Iowa and Missouri Have Largest Declines; Texas and Alaska Add the Most Jobs for the…

AGC Says New Tax Legislation Will Lower Rates for Construction Firms, Spur Economic Growth and Benefit Construction for Years

AGC Says New Tax Legislation Will Lower Rates for Construction Firms, Spur Economic Growth and Benefit Construction for Years

Construction Official Notes that Final Measure Included a Number of Key Improvements After the Association Waged an Aggressive Education and Outreach Effort Targeting Key Members…

Construction Employers Add 8,000 Jobs in November and 184,000 Over the Year

Construction Employers Add 8,000 Jobs in November and 184,000 Over the Year

Construction employment increased by 24,000 jobs in November to the highest level since November 2008, according to an analysis of new government data by the…

Construction Spending Sets Record in Oct., But Infrastructure Lags 2016 Totals

Construction Spending Sets Record in Oct., But Infrastructure Lags 2016 Totals

Association Officials Urge Policy Makers to Boost Funding for Highways and Other Transportation Modes, Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems to Sustain Economic Growth, Public Safety…

Construction Employment Increases in 250 Out of 358 Metro Areas Between Sept. 2016-17

Construction Employment Increases in 250 Out of 358 Metro Areas Between Sept. 2016-17

Construction employment increased in 250 out of 358 metro areas between September 2016 and September 2017, declined in 56 and stagnated in 52, according to…

Construction Jobs Increase in 35 States and D.C. Between September 2016-17

Construction Jobs Increase in 35 States and D.C. Between September 2016-17

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between September 2016 and September 2017, while 26 states added construction jobs between August and…

Construction Spending Increases in Most Categories from July to August but year-Over-Year Is Still Mixed

Construction Spending Increases in Most Categories from July to August but year-Over-Year Is Still Mixed

Most major construction spending categories increased from July to August but activity was mixed compared to spending levels a year earlier, according to an analysis…

Construction Industry Adds 28,000 Jobs in August After Spending Drop in July

Construction Industry Adds 28,000 Jobs in August After Spending Drop in July

Construction employment increased by 28,000 jobs in August, following a dip in hiring and spending in July, but contractors face a lack of experienced workers,…

Seventy percent of contractors are having a hard time finding qualified workers, AGC survey says

Seventy percent of contractors are having a hard time finding qualified workers, AGC survey says

Seventy percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according…