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…

ABC and JLG form Strategic Partnership to Advance Innovation in Construction

ABC and JLG form Strategic Partnership to Advance Innovation in Construction

National construction trade association Associated Builders and Contractors and access equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. recently announced a strategic partnership that will help solve industry challenges…

May Construction Unemployment Rates Down Year Over Year in 45 States, Says ABC

May Construction Unemployment Rates Down Year Over Year in 45 States, Says ABC

Estimated May construction unemployment rates fell in 45 states on a year-over-year basis, rose in four states and were unchanged in one state (Alabama), according…

ABC’s Construction Confidence Index Surges in Q1

ABC’s Construction Confidence Index Surges in Q1

Despite ongoing concerns regarding labor force availability and rising interest rates, and emerging concerns regarding tariffs and construction materials prices, construction contractors emerged from the…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Remains Elevated in First Quarter of 2018

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Remains Elevated in First Quarter of 2018

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) contracted to 8.8 months during the first quarter of 2018, down 9 percent…

Construction Materials Surge Again in May With Largest Monthly Increase in a Decade, Says ABC

Construction Materials Surge Again in May With Largest Monthly Increase in a Decade, Says ABC

Prices for inputs to construction materials expanded 2.2 percent in May and are 8.8 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according…

Nonresidential construction remains unchanged in April, says ABC

Nonresidential construction remains unchanged in April, says ABC

Nonresidential construction spending remained unchanged in April on a monthly basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data…

Construction adds 25,000 jobs in May, says ABC

Construction adds 25,000 jobs in May, says ABC

The U.S. construction industry added 25,000 net new jobs in May, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau…

ABC Calls for More Effective and Collaborative Safety Regulations

ABC Calls for More Effective and Collaborative Safety Regulations

In testimony before a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Kwest Group President and Chairman of the Associated Builders and…

Construction Material Prices Surge in April, Says ABC; Crude Petroleum Prices Up 35 Percent Year Over Year

Construction Material Prices Surge in April, Says ABC; Crude Petroleum Prices Up 35 Percent Year Over Year

Prices for inputs to construction materials expanded 1.3 percent in April and are 6.4 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according…

Nonresidential Construction Down in March, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Down in March, Says ABC

Private Sector Falters, Public Sector Unchanged Nonresidential construction spending declined 0.3 percent in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S….

Construction Employment Inches Higher in April, Says ABC; Nonresidential Segment Adds 9,000 Net Jobs

Construction Employment Inches Higher in April, Says ABC; Nonresidential Segment Adds 9,000 Net Jobs

Based on recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. construction industry bounced back in April, adding 17,000 net new jobs,…

Fixed Investment Retains Momentum in First Quarter of 2018, Says ABC

Fixed Investment Retains Momentum in First Quarter of 2018, Says ABC

The U.S. economy expanded at an annualized rate of 2.3 percent during the first quarter of 2018, while fixed investment increased at an annualized rate…

ABC Highlights Impact of Apprenticeships in Congressional Testimony This Week

ABC Highlights Impact of Apprenticeships in Congressional Testimony This Week

In testimony before a U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Keystone Chapter President and CEO David Sload, a 39-year veteran of…

Contractors Remain Upbeat, According to ABC’s Latest Construction Confidence Index

Contractors Remain Upbeat, According to ABC’s Latest Construction Confidence Index

Commercial and industrial construction contractors entered 2018 with abundant confidence regarding sales and staffing levels for the next six months, according to the latest Construction…

Construction Material Price Expansion Continues in March, ABC Says

Construction Material Price Expansion Continues in March, ABC Says

Prices for inputs to construction materials expanded 0.8 percent in March and are 5.8 percent higher than at the same time one year ago, according…

Construction Employment Falters in March, Says ABC; Nonresidential Segment Loses 8,200 Net Jobs

Construction Employment Falters in March, Says ABC; Nonresidential Segment Loses 8,200 Net Jobs

The U.S. construction industry lost 15,000 jobs on net in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data from the U.S….

Nonresidential Construction Flat in February, Says ABC; Public Sector Spending Plummets

Nonresidential Construction Flat in February, Says ABC; Public Sector Spending Plummets

Nonresidential construction spending inched 0.1 percent higher in February, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Nonresidential spending,…