February Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 37 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

February Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 37 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Estimated February not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 37 states, rose in 12 states and were unchanged in one state (Texas)…

February’s Construction Spending Decline Indicates What’s to Come, Says ABC

February’s Construction Spending Decline Indicates What’s to Come, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending fell 1.8% in February, but is up 2.5% compared to the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders and…

January Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 44 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

January Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 44 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

Estimated January not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 44 states, rose in four states and were unchanged in two states (Maine…

Construction Contractor Confidence Robust to Start 2020, Says ABC

Construction Contractor Confidence Robust to Start 2020, Says ABC

Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders generally improved in January, consistent with the burgeoning momentum of the U.S. economy during the early weeks of 2020,…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in January

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in January

Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog rose to 8.9 months in January 2020, a 5.9% increase from December’s reading. Backlog for…

Nonresidential Construction Spending Attains All-time High in January, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Spending Attains All-time High in January, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending increased by 1.6% in January and is up 5.1% on a year-ago basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis…

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise Slightly in January, Says ABC

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise Slightly in January, Says ABC

Construction input prices rose 0.3% in January compared to December 2019 and are up 1.9% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors…

Construction Contractor Confidence Remains Steady, Says ABC

Construction Contractor Confidence Remains Steady, Says ABC

Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders held steady in December 2019 after surging in November, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Confidence Index…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Falls to Close 2019

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Falls to Close 2019

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 8.4 months in December 2019, a 4.2% decline from November’s reading. This…

Nonresidential Construction Employment Rises in January, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Employment Rises in January, Says ABC

The construction industry added 44,000 net new jobs in January, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau…

December State Construction Unemployment Rates Down From a Year Ago, Says ABC

December State Construction Unemployment Rates Down From a Year Ago, Says ABC

In December 2019, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 24 states, rose in 25 states and were unchanged in one…

Nonresidential Construction Falls Again in December, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Falls Again in December, Says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending declined 1.2% in December 2019 but is up 4.4% on a year-ago basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis…

U.S. Economy Expands 2.1 Percent in 4th Quarter; Investment in Structures Contracts, Says ABC

U.S. Economy Expands 2.1 Percent in 4th Quarter; Investment in Structures Contracts, Says ABC

The U.S. economy expanded at an annualized rate of 2.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019, despite investment in structures declining at an annualized rate…

Construction Contractor Confidence Surges Into 2020, Says ABC

Construction Contractor Confidence Surges Into 2020, Says ABC

Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders increased in November 2019 with respect to sales, profit margins and staffing, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Dips in November

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Dips in November

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell slightly to 8.8 months in November, a 1.5% decline from October’s reading. “Nonresidential…

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise Slightly in December, Says ABC

Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise Slightly in December, Says ABC

Construction input prices rose 0.2% in December 2019 and are up 1.0% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the…

Nonresidential Construction Employment Up in December, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Employment Up in December, Says ABC

The construction industry added 20,000 net new jobs in December 2019, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the…

November Construction Unemployment Rates Rise From a Year Ago, Says ABC

November Construction Unemployment Rates Rise From a Year Ago, Says ABC

In November, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates increased nationally and in 38 states, fell in 11 states and were unchanged in one state…

Construction Contractor Confidence Rebounds in October, Says ABC

Construction Contractor Confidence Rebounds in October, Says ABC

Leaders of the U.S. construction industry regained a degree of confidence in October 2019 with respect to near-term prospects for sales and profit margins, according…

ABC’s Construction Backlog Flat in October

ABC’s Construction Backlog Flat in October

Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator remained virtually unchanged at 8.9 months in October, up just 0.2% from September’s reading….