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,…

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…