ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Slips in September

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Slips in September

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 8.9 months in September 2019, down 0.1 months or 0.8% from August…

Construction Input Prices Unchanged in October, Says ABC

Construction Input Prices Unchanged in October, Says ABC

Construction input prices remained unchanged on a monthly basis in October but are down 2.2% year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of…

Nonresidential Construction Continues to Add Jobs, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Continues to Add Jobs, Says ABC

The construction industry added 10,000 net new jobs in October, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau…

GDP Growth Expands Despite Reduction in Nonresidental Investment, Says ABC

GDP Growth Expands Despite Reduction in Nonresidental Investment, Says ABC

The U.S. economy expanded at an annualized rate of 1.9% in the third quarter of 2019 despite contracting levels of nonresidential investment, according to an…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in August

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in August

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator climbed to nine months in August 2019, up 0.5 months or 5.4% from July…

Construction Contractors Remain Confident in August, Says ABC

Construction Contractors Remain Confident in August, Says ABC

U.S. construction industry leaders remained confident in August 2019, according to the Construction Confidence Index released by Associated Builders and Contractors. While contractors were less…

Construction Input Prices Slide in September, Says ABC

Construction Input Prices Slide in September, Says ABC

Construction input prices fell 0.6% in September and are down 1.7% year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of…

Nonresidential Construction Employment Rises in September, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Employment Rises in September, Says ABC

The construction industry added 7,000 net new jobs in September, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S….

August Construction Unemployment Rates Up From a Year Ago, Says ABC

August Construction Unemployment Rates Up From a Year Ago, Says ABC

In August, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates rose nationally and in 31 states, fell in 13 states and remained unchanged in six on…

Nonresidential Construction Spending Down in August, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Spending Down in August, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending declined 0.4% in August, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. On a seasonally adjusted…

Construction Contractors Less Confident in July, Says ABC

Construction Contractors Less Confident in July, Says ABC

U.S. construction industry leaders’ confidence diminished somewhat in July 2019, yet they remain optimistic regarding nonresidential construction’s near-term prospects, according to the Construction Confidence Index…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Inches Lower in July

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Inches Lower in July

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 8.5 months in July 2019, down 0.3 months or 2.9% from June…

July Construction Unemployment Rates Remain Low, Though Not as Low as a Year Ago, Says ABC

July Construction Unemployment Rates Remain Low, Though Not as Low as a Year Ago, Says ABC

In July, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates rose nationally and in 38 states, fell in eight states and remained unchanged in four on…

Nonresidential Construction Spending Down in July, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Spending Down in July, Says ABC

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data published today, national nonresidential construction spending declined 0.3% in July totaling $776…

Construction Contractors Lose Confidence in June, Says ABC

Construction Contractors Lose Confidence in June, Says ABC

U.S. construction industry leaders are somewhat less confident about near-term prospects for nonresidential construction but remain reasonably upbeat, according to the June 2019 Construction Confidence…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Inches Lower in June, Says ABC

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Inches Lower in June, Says ABC

Associated Builders and Contractors reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 8.8 months in June 2019, down 0.1 months or 1.3% from May 2019,…

June Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 40 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

June Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 40 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

In June, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 40 states and increased in 10 on a year-over-year basis, according to…

U.S. GDP Expands by 2.1% in the Second Quarter, Says ABC

U.S. GDP Expands by 2.1% in the Second Quarter, Says ABC

The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.1% annualized rate during the second quarter of 2019 with consumer spending leading the way, according to an Associated…

Construction Contractors Remain Confident as Summer Begins, Says ABC

Construction Contractors Remain Confident as Summer Begins, Says ABC

U.S. construction industry leaders remained upbeat regarding nonresidential construction’s near-term prospects in May 2019, according to the Construction Confidence Index recently released by Associated Builders…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Increases Modestly in May

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Increases Modestly in May

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to 8.9 months in May 2019, up 0.2 months or 2.2% since April 2019,…