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,…

Construction Input Prices Plummet in June, Says ABC

Construction Input Prices Plummet in June, Says ABC

Construction input prices decreased 1.3% on both a monthly and yearly basis in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau…

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

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

In May, estimated 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….

Construction Job Growth Steady in June, Says ABC

Construction Job Growth Steady in June, Says ABC

The construction industry added 21,000 net new jobs in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau…

Construction Contractors Confidence Remains Elevated in April, Says ABC

Construction Contractors Confidence Remains Elevated in April, Says ABC

Despite ongoing concerns about skilled worker shortages and volatile materials prices, construction executives remain bullish about the prospects for the nonresidential construction sector, according to…

Construction Input Prices See Slight Increase in May, Says ABC

Construction Input Prices See Slight Increase in May, Says ABC

Construction input prices rose slightly by 0.3% in May on a monthly basis and are up 0.6% over the last 12 months, according to an…

There Was a Modest Increase in Nonresidential Spending in April, says ABC

There Was a Modest Increase in Nonresidential Spending in April, says ABC

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, national nonresidential construction spending rose 0.3% in April, totaling $792.6 billion on…

April Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 49 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

April Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 49 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

In April, for the second month in a row, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 49 states on a year-over-year…

Construction Contractors Confidence Remains High in March, Says ABC

Construction Contractors Confidence Remains High in March, Says ABC

Construction industry leaders remained upbeat with respect to nonresidential construction prospects in March 2019, according to the latest Construction Confidence Index released by Associated Builders…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Surges in March

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Surges in March

Associated Builders and Contractors reports that its monthly Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to 9.5 months in March 2019, up 0.7 months or 8.8% since February…

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…