73% of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcounts in 2017, says AGC

73% of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcounts in 2017, says AGC

Seventy-three percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2017 as contractors expect private and public sector demand to grow in all market…

Construction Spending Increases in November as Private and Public Segments Rise

Construction Spending Increases in November as Private and Public Segments Rise

Construction spending hit a 10-year high in November with monthly and year-over-year gains in both public and private categories, according to an analysis by the…

Construction Spending Edges Down in September, but Is Modestly Up for the Year

Construction Spending Edges Down in September, but Is Modestly Up for the Year

Construction spending remained in a yearlong holding pattern in September as declining public outlays offset strong growth in multifamily spending and several private nonresidential categories,…

Construction Firms Add 23,000 Employees in September, According to AGC

Construction Firms Add 23,000 Employees in September, According to AGC

Construction employers added 23,000 jobs in September as employment in the sector hit the highest level since the end of 2008 amid strong demand for…

Construction Employment Increases in Three-Fifths of Nation’s Metro Areas

Construction Employment Increases in Three-Fifths of Nation’s Metro Areas

Construction employment increased in three-fifths of metro areas between August 2015 and August 2016 — the smallest share in nearly three and a half years…

House Passage of Perkins Act Brings Measures to Address Construction Workforce Shortages

House Passage of Perkins Act Brings Measures to Address Construction Workforce Shortages

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement last week in response to the passage…

Construction Employment Rises in 39 States Over Last 12 Months

Construction Employment Rises in 39 States Over Last 12 Months

Thirty-nine state added construction jobs between July 2015 and July 2016 while construction employment only increased in 23 states and the District of Columbia between…

Construction Spending Declines in June for Third Consecutive Month

Construction Spending Declines in June for Third Consecutive Month

Construction spending decreased in June for the third month in a row but most segments posted solid increases in the first half of 2016 compared…

Construction Employment Stalls in June But Tops Overall Rate of Job Gains Since June 2015

Construction Employment Stalls in June But Tops Overall Rate of Job Gains Since June 2015

Construction employment was unchanged from May to June, but an increase in hourly pay and longer workweeks, along with shrinking numbers of unemployed construction workers,…

Construction Spending Overall Slips in May, but Rises the First Five Months of 2016

Construction Spending Overall Slips in May, but Rises the First Five Months of 2016

Construction spending dipped in May but posted strong, broad-based gains for the first five months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according…

Construction Employment Declines or Stagnates in Over One-Third of U.S. Metro Areas

Construction Employment Declines or Stagnates in Over One-Third of U.S. Metro Areas

Construction employment declined or was stagnant in 131, or 37 percent, of 358 metro areas between May 2015 and May 2016, according to a new…