2019 Starts Off with Expansion in Nonresidential Spending, Says ABC

2019 Starts Off with Expansion in Nonresidential Spending, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending rose 2.4 percent in January, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. At a seasonally…

Nonresidential Construction Spending Was Flat in December, and the Public Sector Is Down Slightly, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Spending Was Flat in December, and the Public Sector Is Down Slightly, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending remained virtually unchanged in December, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Nonresidential spending totaled $750.5…

ABC Construction Backlog Indicator Steady in Q4 2018 (Includes Highlights by Region, Company Size and Industry)

ABC Construction Backlog Indicator Steady in Q4 2018 (Includes Highlights by Region, Company Size and Industry)

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator contracted to 8.9 months during the fourth quarter of 2018, down 1.1 percent from…

Construction Contractors Lose Confidence in Q4 But Remained Upbeat Heading Into 2019, Says ABC

Construction Contractors Lose Confidence in Q4 But Remained Upbeat Heading Into 2019, Says ABC

Construction industry leaders remained predominantly confident about the nonresidential construction sector’s prospects during the final quarter of 2018, according to the latest Construction Confidence Index released…

Nonresidential Construction Spending Dips in November, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Spending Dips in November, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending declined 1 percent in November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. The release of…

Construction Input Prices Continue to Fall in December, Says ABC

Construction Input Prices Continue to Fall in December, Says ABC

Construction input prices declined 1.7 percent in December on a month-over-month basis yet are 3.5 percent higher than the same time last year, according to…

November Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 44 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

November Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 44 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Estimated November construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 44 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics…

Construction Employment Rises to Close Out 2018, Says ABC

Construction Employment Rises to Close Out 2018, Says ABC

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction employment expanded by 38,000 net new…

Contractors Lose Confidence in Q3 but Remain Upbeat, According to ABC’s Latest Construction Confidence Index

Contractors Lose Confidence in Q3 but Remain Upbeat, According to ABC’s Latest Construction Confidence Index

While construction industry leaders remained confident in the third quarter of 2018, optimism slipped relative to the second quarter, according to the latest Construction Confidence…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Sinks Below Record Highs in Q3 2018

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Sinks Below Record Highs in Q3 2018

Associated Builders and Contractors reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator contracted to 9.04 months during the third quarter of 2018, down 8.4 percent from the…

Price of Construction Materials Declines in November; ABC Predicts Moderate Increases in Early 2019

Price of Construction Materials Declines in November; ABC Predicts Moderate Increases in Early 2019

Construction materials prices fell 1.8 percent in November, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Despite the monthly…

Nonresidential Construction Employment Slows Down in November, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Employment Slows Down in November, Says ABC

Construction employment expanded by 5,000 net new jobs in November, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data conducted by Associated Builders…

ABC Predicts Construction Sector Will Remain Strong in 2019

ABC Predicts Construction Sector Will Remain Strong in 2019

Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu forecasts another strong year for construction sector performance, yet warns about inflationary pressures, according to a 2019…

Nonresidential Spending Rises Modestly in October, Says ABC

Nonresidential Spending Rises Modestly in October, Says ABC

National nonresidential spending increased 0.1 percent in October, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Total nonresidential spending for…

ABC Releases Annual Merit Shop Scorecard, Florida Tops List

ABC Releases Annual Merit Shop Scorecard, Florida Tops List

Associated Builders and Contractors released its 2018 Merit Shop Scorecard, an annual state ranking based on policies and programs that encourage open competition, education and…

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

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

Estimated October construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 45 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics…

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…