AGC Confirms Construction Costs Dip in December, But Most Material and Service Prices Accelerated in 2018

AGC Confirms Construction Costs Dip in December, But Most Material and Service Prices Accelerated in 2018

Contractors are Raising Construction Prices Amid Tight Labor Market Conditions and Increases in the Cost of Many of the Materials they Use to Build Projects…

Construction Employment Rises by 38,000 in December, 280,000 in 2018 Overall

Construction Employment Rises by 38,000 in December, 280,000 in 2018 Overall

Industry’s Job and Pay Gains Outpace Overall Economy; Association Survey Finds Contractors Plan To Add Workers, Invest in Training and Technology in 2019 but Expect…

AGC: 79% of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2019, But Most Are Worried About Finding Qualified Workers

AGC: 79% of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2019, But Most Are Worried About Finding Qualified Workers

Seventy-nine percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2019 but an almost equal percentage are worried about their ability to locate and…

Construction Employment Rises by 5,000 Jobs in November and 282,000 for the Year. Says AGC

Construction Employment Rises by 5,000 Jobs in November and 282,000 for the Year. Says AGC

Four Percent Year-over-Year Job Growth in Construction Exceeds Overall Growth But Industry is Struggling to Find Qualified Workers Construction employment increased by 5,000 jobs in…

Construction Spending Dips in October but Maintains Year-over-Year Gains, Says AGC

Construction Spending Dips in October but Maintains Year-over-Year Gains, Says AGC

Outlays Decline from Recent Peaks for Highways and Other Transportation, Water, Sewage and Conservation; Association Officials Note Bipartisan Support for Infrastructure but Say Legislation is…

Construction Spending Dips in October but Maintains Year-Over-Year Gains, Says AGC

Construction Spending Dips in October but Maintains Year-Over-Year Gains, Says AGC

Outlays Decline from Recent Peaks for Highways and Other Transportation, Water, Sewage and Conservation; Association Officials Note Bipartisan Support for Infrastructure but Say Legislation is…

Construction Employment Increases in 281 Metros from Oct. 2017-18, While 43 Metros Decrease, Says AGC

Construction Employment Increases in 281 Metros from Oct. 2017-18, While 43 Metros Decrease, Says AGC

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Midland, Texas Have Largest Gains over 12 Months; Middlesex-Monmouth-Ocean, N.J. Has Worst Total and Percentage Job Loss for the Year Construction…

Construction Employment Rises from Oct. 2017-18 in 44 States and DC

Construction Employment Rises from Oct. 2017-18 in 44 States and DC

Texas Has Biggest Annual Job Increase While New Jersey Continues Losses Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between October 2017 and…

Construction Spending Increases to Record High of $1.329 Trillion, According to AGC

Construction Spending Increases to Record High of $1.329 Trillion, According to AGC

Construction Spending Should Stay Robust through Early 2019, But Trade Disputes, Workforce Shortages and Rising Interest Rates Threaten to Undermine Long-Term Growth in Construction Demand,…

Construction Employment Rises by 30,000 Jobs in October and 330,000 for the Year

Construction Employment Rises by 30,000 Jobs in October and 330,000 for the Year

Construction Pay Rises at Fastest Rate in Nearly a Decade as Contractors Struggle to Recruit Workers Amid Widespread Labor Shortages, Officials Call for More Investments…

AGC: New Congress Has a Unique Opportunity to Work Together to Improve Infrastructure and Develop a Workforce

AGC: New Congress Has a Unique Opportunity to Work Together to Improve Infrastructure and Develop a Workforce

Noting Bipartisan Support for Infrastructure, Construction Official Urges Congress to Make the Issue a Top Priority in Early 2019; Promises Association Will Be Vigilant Against…

Construction Employment Rises in 278 Metros Between Sept 2017-18, Says AGC

Construction Employment Rises in 278 Metros Between Sept 2017-18, Says AGC

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas and Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Fla. Have Largest Gains; Middlesex-Monmouth-Ocean, N.J. and Spokane-Spokane Valley, Wash. Have Worst Losses Construction employment increased in 278…

Construction Employment Rises from Sept. 2017-18 in 45 States and DC

Construction Employment Rises from Sept. 2017-18 in 45 States and DC

Florida Has Biggest Annual Job Increase While New Jersey Has Worst Loss; Pennsylvania and Kentucky Have Largest One-Month Gains as Michigan and Kansas Trail Forty-five…

Construction Materials Costs Increase 7.4 Percent Due to Tariffs and Rising Fuel Prices

Construction Materials Costs Increase 7.4 Percent Due to Tariffs and Rising Fuel Prices

Fuel, Metal, and Asphalt Costs Increase by Double Digits as Labor Costs Continue to Rise, While Prices Contractors Charge to Build Projects Grow By Low…

Construction Employment Rises by 23,000 Jobs in September and 315,000 for the Year

Construction Employment Rises by 23,000 Jobs in September and 315,000 for the Year

Despite Above-Average Job Gains and Pay Increases, Industry Survey Finds Contractors Are Struggling to Find Craft Workers; Association Officials Call for Reforms to Immigration, Career…

Construction Input Costs Rise 6.2% Through August, Adding to Pressure from Labor Shortages and Outpacing Bid Prices

Construction Input Costs Rise 6.2% Through August, Adding to Pressure from Labor Shortages and Outpacing Bid Prices

Fuel, Metals, Asphalt and Gypsum Prices Post Large Annual Increases as Index for New Construction Gains Only 3.4 Percent, Intensifying Squeeze on Contractors Already Impacted…

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…