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…

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…