Construction Employment Rises by 23,000 Jobs in August and 297,000 for the Year Even with Labor Shortages

Construction Employment Rises by 23,000 Jobs in August and 297,000 for the Year Even with Labor Shortages

Construction Officials Urge Federal Leaders to Double Spending on Career and Technical Education, Reform Immigration and Improve Job Training Programs to Help Address Workforce Shortages…

Construction Input Costs Are Mixed in July, Says AGC, But Pressure Intensifies for Contractors

Construction Input Costs Are Mixed in July, Says AGC, But Pressure Intensifies for Contractors

Fuel, Metals and Wood Product Prices Post Double-Digit Annual Increases Despite Pause in July; Association Officials Warn That Additional Tariffs Are Likely to Add to…

Construction Employment Reaches 10-Year High, Says AGC

Construction Employment Reaches 10-Year High, Says AGC

Construction Officials Say Firms Would Likely Have Added More Workers if they Could Find Them, Urge Education Officials to Do More to Encourage Students to…

Construction Spending Retreats in June From Record High in May But Shows Continued Strength, Says AGC

Construction Spending Retreats in June From Record High in May But Shows Continued Strength, Says AGC

Latest Spending Figures Show Benefits of Recent Tax and Regulatory Reform Measures, But Construction Officials Caution that Labor Shortages and Trade Tariffs Could Weigh on…

Construction Employment Increases in 272 Metros Between June 2017 and 2018, Says AGC

Construction Employment Increases in 272 Metros Between June 2017 and 2018, Says AGC

Merced, Calif., Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas Have Largest Gains as 64 Areas Set June Records for Construction Employment; Columbia, S.C. and Middlesex-Monmouth-Ocean, N.J. Lag Construction…

Construction Cost Data Shows Effect of Trade Disputes as Aluminum and Steel Costs

Construction Cost Data Shows Effect of Trade Disputes as Aluminum and Steel Costs

New Labor Department Figures Demonstrate How New Tariffs Have Increased the Costs of Key Construction Materials, With Metal Materials Experiencing Double-Digit Percent Increases Construction costs…

Construction Employment Reaches 10-Year High as Industry Adds 13,000 Jobs in June and 282,000 for the Year

Construction Employment Reaches 10-Year High as Industry Adds 13,000 Jobs in June and 282,000 for the Year

Construction Officials Say Tax & Regulatory Reform and Recent Increases in Infrastructure Investments are Helping Boost Employment, But Warn that Trade Fights and Labor Shortages…

Construction Spending Reaches Record High with 0.4 Percent Pickup in May Via Residential and Public Investment, Says AGC

Construction Spending Reaches Record High with 0.4 Percent Pickup in May Via Residential and Public Investment, Says AGC

Continued Labor Shortages, Rising Materials Costs Related to New Tariffs Could Stall All Types of Projects; Construction Officials Urge Feds to Enact New Workforce Measures,…

Construction Employment Increases in 263 Metros Between May 2017-18, Says AGC

Construction Employment Increases in 263 Metros Between May 2017-18, Says AGC

Construction employment increased in 263 (73 percent) out of 358 metro areas between May 2017 and May 2018, declined in 47 (13 percent) and was…

Construction employment increases in 256 metro areas between April 2017 and 2018 despite challenge of finding skilled workers

Construction employment increases in 256 metro areas between April 2017 and 2018 despite challenge of finding skilled workers

Construction employment increased in 256 out of 358 metro areas between April 2017 and April 2018, declined in 63 and was unchanged in 39, according…

AGC Launches Mobile Ad Campaign to Urge Drivers to Slow Down and Be Alert

AGC Launches Mobile Ad Campaign to Urge Drivers to Slow Down and Be Alert

Mobile Advertising Campaign Urges Drivers Who Routinely Pass through Certain Work Zones to Slow Down and Be Alert as New Data Shows Motorists Are More…

Construction Employment Rises in 38 States and DC from April 2017-18

Construction Employment Rises in 38 States and DC from April 2017-18

California & West Virginia Have Biggest Annual Job Gains, North Dakota Has Largest Decline; California & Louisiana Have Largest Monthly Pickup, Indiana & North Dakota…

Construction Costs Surge in April as New Tariffs and Other Trade Measures Lead to Significant Increases in Materials Prices

Construction Costs Surge in April as New Tariffs and Other Trade Measures Lead to Significant Increases in Materials Prices

Association Officials Warn That the New Tariffs and Resulting Price Spikes Have the Potential to Undermine Benefits of Tax and Regulatory Reform, Urge Administration to…

Construction Employment Increases in 245 Metro Areas Between March 2017-18, Says AGC

Construction Employment Increases in 245 Metro Areas Between March 2017-18, Says AGC

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas and Weirton-Steubenville, W.Va.-Ohio Experience Largest Year-over-Year Gains; Baton Rouge, La. and Auburn-Opelika, Ala. Have Biggest Annual Declines Construction employment increased in…

Construction Employment Rises in 38 States and DC from March 2017-18, Says AGC

Construction Employment Rises in 38 States and DC from March 2017-18, Says AGC

California and West Virginia Have Biggest Job Gains for the Year, North Dakota Has Largest Decline; Texas and Alaska Have Largest Monthly Pickup, New York…

Construction Costs Climb in March with Tariff Threats and the Jump of Wide Range of Input Costs

Construction Costs Climb in March with Tariff Threats and the Jump of Wide Range of Input Costs

Association Officials Urge Trump Administration, Congress to Fund Infrastructure Adequately as Better Way to Stimulate Demand than Tariffs That Impose Steep Costs on Contractors and…

Construction Employers Add 228,000 Jobs Over the Year Despite Dip in March

Construction Employers Add 228,000 Jobs Over the Year Despite Dip in March

Average Hourly Earnings Increase to $29.43 in Construction, Topping Private Sector by Nearly 10 Percent; Association Officials Urge Updating and Better Funding Programs to Train…

Construction Employment Increases in 257 Metro Areas Between Feb. 2017-18

Construction Employment Increases in 257 Metro Areas Between Feb. 2017-18

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. and Merced, Calif. Experience Largest Year-over-Year Gains; Baton Rouge, La. and Auburn-Opelika, Ala. Have Biggest Annual Declines in Construction Employment Construction employment…

Construction Spending in February Inches Up From January, Says AGC

Construction Spending in February Inches Up From January, Says AGC

Association Officials Urge Federal, State and Local Officials to Work Quickly to Put Recently Enacted Funding Increases to Work to Improve Aging and Over-Burdened Infrastructure,…

Construction Employment Rises in 35 States and DC from Feb. 2017-18, Says AGC

Construction Employment Rises in 35 States and DC from Feb. 2017-18, Says AGC

California, West Virginia Have Biggest Gains for the Year; North Dakota, Iowa Have Largest Declines; New York and Connecticut Have Largest Monthly Pickup, While Washington…