Construction Contractor Confidence Surges Into 2020, Says ABC

Construction Contractor Confidence Surges Into 2020, Says ABC

Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders increased in November 2019 with respect to sales, profit margins and staffing, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Dips in November

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Dips in November

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell slightly to 8.8 months in November, a 1.5% decline from October’s reading. “Nonresidential…

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise Slightly in December, Says ABC

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise Slightly in December, Says ABC

Construction input prices rose 0.2% in December 2019 and are up 1.0% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the…

Nonresidential Construction Employment Up in December, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Employment Up in December, Says ABC

The construction industry added 20,000 net new jobs in December 2019, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the…

November Construction Unemployment Rates Rise From a Year Ago, Says ABC

November Construction Unemployment Rates Rise From a Year Ago, Says ABC

In November, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates increased nationally and in 38 states, fell in 11 states and were unchanged in one state…

Construction Contractor Confidence Rebounds in October, Says ABC

Construction Contractor Confidence Rebounds in October, Says ABC

Leaders of the U.S. construction industry regained a degree of confidence in October 2019 with respect to near-term prospects for sales and profit margins, according…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Flat in October

ABC’s Construction Backlog Flat in October

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator remained virtually unchanged at 8.9 months in October, up just 0.2% from September’s reading….

Construction Input Prices Down in November, Says ABC

Construction Input Prices Down in November, Says ABC

Construction input prices decreased 0.5% in November and are down 1.1% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S….

Nonresidential Construction Employment Rises in November, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Employment Rises in November, Says ABC

The construction industry added 1,000 net new jobs in November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data recently released by the U.S….

October Construction Unemployment Rates Rise From a Year Ago, Says ABC

October Construction Unemployment Rates Rise From a Year Ago, Says ABC

In October, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates increased nationally and in 34 states, fell in 13 states and were unchanged in three states…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Slips in September

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Slips in September

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 8.9 months in September 2019, down 0.1 months or 0.8% from August…

Construction Input Prices Unchanged in October, Says ABC

Construction Input Prices Unchanged in October, Says ABC

Construction input prices remained unchanged on a monthly basis in October but are down 2.2% year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of…

Nonresidential Construction Continues to Add Jobs, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Continues to Add Jobs, Says ABC

The construction industry added 10,000 net new jobs in October, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau…

GDP Growth Expands Despite Reduction in Nonresidental Investment, Says ABC

GDP Growth Expands Despite Reduction in Nonresidental Investment, Says ABC

The U.S. economy expanded at an annualized rate of 1.9% in the third quarter of 2019 despite contracting levels of nonresidential investment, according to an…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in August

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in August

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator climbed to nine months in August 2019, up 0.5 months or 5.4% from July…

Construction Contractors Remain Confident in August, Says ABC

Construction Contractors Remain Confident in August, Says ABC

U.S. construction industry leaders remained confident in August 2019, according to the Construction Confidence Index released by Associated Builders and Contractors. While contractors were less…

Construction Input Prices Slide in September, Says ABC

Construction Input Prices Slide in September, Says ABC

Construction input prices fell 0.6% in September and are down 1.7% year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of…

Nonresidential Construction Employment Rises in September, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Employment Rises in September, Says ABC

The construction industry added 7,000 net new jobs in September, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S….

August Construction Unemployment Rates Up From a Year Ago, Says ABC

August Construction Unemployment Rates Up From a Year Ago, Says ABC

In August, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates rose nationally and in 31 states, fell in 13 states and remained unchanged in six on…

Nonresidential Construction Spending Down in August, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Spending Down in August, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending declined 0.4% in August, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. On a seasonally adjusted…