Construction Input Prices Continue to Rise, Says ABC

Construction Input Prices Continue to Rise, Says ABC

Construction input prices increased 0.9% in April on a monthly basis and 2.4% compared to the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders…

ABC Report: Safety Best Practices Can Make Construction Companies 680% Safer

ABC Report: Safety Best Practices Can Make Construction Companies 680% Safer

Associated Builders and Contractors released its 2019 Safety Performance Report, an annual assessment that furthers the construction industry’s understanding of how to achieve world-class safety…

Construction Job Growth Strong in April, Says ABC

Construction Job Growth Strong in April, Says ABC

The construction industry added 33,000 net new jobs in April, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of…

Nonresidential Spending Falls Slightly in March, But Private Construction Hits a New High, Says ABC

Nonresidential Spending Falls Slightly in March, But Private Construction Hits a New High, Says ABC

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, national nonresidential construction spending declined 0.3% in March 2019. On a seasonally…

U.S. Economic Growth Crosses 3% Threshold to Begin the Year, Says ABC

U.S. Economic Growth Crosses 3% Threshold to Begin the Year, Says ABC

The U.S. economy expanded at an annualized 3.2% rate during the first quarter of 2019, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors assessment of data…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in February

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in February

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to 8.8 months in February 2019, up 0.7 months (8.2%) from January 2019,…

Construction Input Prices Increase for the Second Straight Month, Says ABC

Construction Input Prices Increase for the Second Straight Month, Says ABC

Construction input prices rose 1.7 percent in March on a monthly basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor…

Construction Sees Minor Job Growth in March, Says ABC

Construction Sees Minor Job Growth in March, Says ABC

The construction industry added 16,000 net new jobs in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the Bureau…

February Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 46 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

February Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 46 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Estimated February not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 46 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau…

Nonresidential Spending Expands Again in February, Says ABC

Nonresidential Spending Expands Again in February, Says ABC

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released today, national nonresidential construction spending rose 1.2 percent in February. Seasonally…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Declines Sharply in January 2019

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Declines Sharply in January 2019

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator contracted to 8.1 months during January 2019, down 0.8 months or 9.3 percent compared…

Construction Contractors Regain Confidence in January 2019, Says ABC

Construction Contractors Regain Confidence in January 2019, Says ABC

Construction industry leaders remained confident regarding the nonresidential construction sector’s prospects during January 2019, according to the latest Construction Confidence Index released by Associated Builders…

January Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 48 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

January Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 48 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Estimated January not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 48 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau…

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…