Contractor Optimism Improves as ABC’s Construction Backlog Inches Up in December

Contractor Optimism Improves as ABC’s Construction Backlog Inches Up in December

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator rebounded modestly to 7.3 months in December, an increase of 0.1 months from November’s…

A Bright Spot in Today’s Jobs Report: Nonresidential Construction Adds Jobs in December, Says ABC

A Bright Spot in Today’s Jobs Report: Nonresidential Construction Adds Jobs in December, Says ABC

The construction industry added 51,000 net new jobs in December, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S….

Nonresidential Construction Spending Declines in November, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Spending Declines in November, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending fell 0.6% in November 2020, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census…

Arizona Is the No. 1 Merit Shop Construction State, According to ABC’s 2020 Scorecard

Arizona Is the No. 1 Merit Shop Construction State, According to ABC’s 2020 Scorecard

Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its 2020 Merit Shop Scorecard, an annual ranking based on state policies and programs that encourage workforce development, strengthen…

Nonresidential Construction Employment Expands in November, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Employment Expands in November, Says ABC

The construction industry added 27,000 net new jobs in November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Plunges in November, Contractor Optimism Falters

ABC’s Construction Backlog Plunges in November, Contractor Optimism Falters

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator declined to 7.2 months in November, a decrease of 0.5 months from October’s reading,…

Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 20 States, Showing Regional Improvements in Jobs Numbers, Says ABC

Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 20 States, Showing Regional Improvements in Jobs Numbers, Says ABC

Like most of the economy, construction, and therefore construction employment, was hit hard by the spread of COVID-19 and measures to limit the pandemic. However,…

Monthly Construction Input Prices Remain Stable in October, Says ABC

Monthly Construction Input Prices Remain Stable in October, Says ABC

Construction input prices remained virtually unchanged in October compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau…

Nonresidential Construction Spending Declines Further in September, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Spending Declines Further in September, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending fell 1.6% in September, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. On…

U.S. Economy Expands at 33.1% Annual Rate in Q3 of 2020, Says ABC

U.S. Economy Expands at 33.1% Annual Rate in Q3 of 2020, Says ABC

The U.S. economy expanded at an annualized rate of 33.1% during the third quarter of 2020, helping to offset a significant share of the economic…

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise in September, Says ABC

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise in September, Says ABC

Construction input prices increased 1.6% in September compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of Producer Price Index data…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Slips in September, Contractors Remain Optimistic

ABC’s Construction Backlog Slips in September, Contractors Remain Optimistic

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 7.5 months in September, a decline of 0.5 months from August’s reading,…

Nonresidential Construction Employment Expands in September, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Employment Expands in September, Says ABC

The construction industry added 26,000 jobs on net in September, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in August, Contractor Optimism Builds

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in August, Contractor Optimism Builds

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator rebounded to 8.0 months in August, an increase of 0.2 months from July’s reading,…

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise in August, Says ABC

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise in August, Says ABC

Construction input prices expanded 0.6% in August over the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor…

Construction Employment Continues to Recover in August, Says ABC

Construction Employment Continues to Recover in August, Says ABC

Construction industry employment expanded by 16,000 jobs on net in August, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S….

Nonresidential Construction Spending Falls Again in July, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Spending Falls Again in July, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending fell 1.2% in July, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. On…

ABC Launches Tech Alliance to Help Contractors Transform the Construction Process

ABC Launches Tech Alliance to Help Contractors Transform the Construction Process

Associated Builders and Contractors recently announced the launch of its inaugural Tech Alliance — a consortium of firms that create construction technology and innovative digital…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Down in July, Contractor Optimism Falls

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Down in July, Contractor Optimism Falls

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator declined to 7.8 months in July, a decrease of 0.3 months from the June…

Nonresidential Construction Employment Falls in July Due to Project Cancellations and Postponements, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Employment Falls in July Due to Project Cancellations and Postponements, Says ABC

The construction industry added 20,000 jobs on net in July, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S….