Construction Materials Prices Continue to Rise in October, Says ABC

Construction Materials Prices Continue to Rise in October, Says ABC

Construction prices rose 0.5 percent in October and are 7.9 percent high than at the same time a year ago, according to an analysis of…

Construction Employment Picks Up in October, Says ABC

Construction Employment Picks Up in October, Says ABC

The U.S. construction industry added 30,000 net new jobs in October, according to an analysis from the Associated Builders and Contractors of data from the…

Nonresidential Spending Retains Momentum in September, Up 8.9 Percent Year Over Year, Says ABC

Nonresidential Spending Retains Momentum in September, Up 8.9 Percent Year Over Year, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending fell 0.3 percent in September but remains historically elevated, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau…

September Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 30 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

September Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 30 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Estimated September construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 30 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics…

Nonresidential Fixed Investment Returns to Earth in Q3, Says ABC

Nonresidential Fixed Investment Returns to Earth in Q3, Says ABC

The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.5 percent annualized rate during the third quarter of 2018, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of…

Construction Material Prices Rebound in September, Says ABC

Construction Material Prices Rebound in September, Says ABC

Prices for inputs to construction rose 0.3 percent in September and are 7.4 percent higher than a year ago, according to an Associated Builders and…

Construction Industry Adds 23,000 Jobs in September, Says ABC

Construction Industry Adds 23,000 Jobs in September, Says ABC

The U.S. construction industry added 23,000 net new positions in September, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S….

Nonresidential Spending Reaches New High in August, Says ABC

Nonresidential Spending Reaches New High in August, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending expanded 0.7 percent in August to its highest level since the U.S. Census Bureau began the data series in 2002, according…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Hits a New High in Second Quarter of 2018

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Hits a New High in Second Quarter of 2018

Associated Builders and Contractors reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to a record 9.9 months during the second quarter of 2018. Backlog is up…

Construction Material Prices Fell in August, Says ABC

Construction Material Prices Fell in August, Says ABC

Prices for inputs to construction fell 0.5 percent in August but are 8.1 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according to…

Construction Employment Retains Momentum in August, Says ABC

Construction Employment Retains Momentum in August, Says ABC

The U.S. construction industry added 23,000 net new jobs in August, an increase from the 18,000 net new jobs added in July, according to an…

Construction Material Prices Inch Down in July, Says ABC

Construction Material Prices Inch Down in July, Says ABC

Prices for inputs to construction fell 0.2 percent in July but are 9.5 percent higher than a year ago, according to an Associated Builders and…

Construction Adds 19,000 Jobs as Unemployment Plummets in July, Says ABC

Construction Adds 19,000 Jobs as Unemployment Plummets in July, Says ABC

The U.S. construction industry added 19,000 net new jobs in July after adding 13,000 net new jobs in June, according to an Associated Builders and…

Nonresidential Construction Spending Dips in June, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Spending Dips in June, Says ABC

Nonresidential construction spending contracted 1.6 percent on a monthly basis in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data….

June Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 15 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

June Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 15 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Estimated June construction unemployment rates fell in 15 states on a year-over-year basis, rose in 33 states and were unchanged in two states (Arizona and…

Nonresidential Fixed Investment Surges in Second Quarter, Says ABC

Nonresidential Fixed Investment Surges in Second Quarter, Says ABC

The U.S. economy expanded at an annualized 4.1 percent rate during the second quarter of 2018 — the fastest rate of quarterly growth since the…

ABC Predicts Stable Nonresidential Construction Sector for Remainder of Year

ABC Predicts Stable Nonresidential Construction Sector for Remainder of Year

Warns of potential downturn in 2020 due to rising material prices, interest rate Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu predicts the nonresidential construction…

Construction Material Prices Increase Steadily in June, Says ABC

Construction Material Prices Increase Steadily in June, Says ABC

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, construction material prices rose another 0.8 percent in June and…

Construction Employment Retains Momentum in June, Says ABC; Unemployment Rate Increases as Labor Force Grows

Construction Employment Retains Momentum in June, Says ABC; Unemployment Rate Increases as Labor Force Grows

The U.S. construction industry added 13,000 net new jobs in June after adding 29,000 net new jobs in May (revised upward from 25,000+), according to…

Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Elevated in May, But Private Sector Falters, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Elevated in May, But Private Sector Falters, Says ABC

Nonresidential construction spending inched 0.1 percent higher on a monthly basis in May, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau…