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Only Half of U.S. States add Construction Jobs in July

Construction employment expanded in just 28 states and Washington D.C., from June to July, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). From July 2014 to July 2015, 37 states and D.C. added … Continue reading

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Industry Employment Numbers High, Available Skilled Workers Low

Construction employment last month was at its highest number since February of 2009, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). AGC also notes the number of unemployed workers with construction experience shrank to a 14-year low, … Continue reading

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June Construction Spending Makes Big Year-Over-Year Jump

Construction spending in June was up 12 percent from June 2014, marking the month’s highest year-over-year growth rate since 2006, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Spending totaled $1.065 trillion at a seasonally adjusted … Continue reading

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Metro Area Construction Underwhelming in June Year-Over-Year

Construction employment declined or remained stagnant in half of the United States’ metropolitan areas between June 2014 and June 2015, according an analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Employment in the sector dropped … Continue reading

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Construction Spending Up in May

Construction spending in May totaled $1.036 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, its highest level since October 2008, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). May spending was 0.8 percent higher than in April and 8.2 percent … Continue reading

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Metro Area Construction Employment Gains Slow in May

Construction employment continues to increase in most metropolitan areas, but the number of gainers has decreased to the lowest level since April 2013, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Recently release federal data shows employment … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Continues to Increase in Most States

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between May 2014 and May 2015, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Employment increased in 28 states and D.C. … Continue reading

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AIA Exhibitors Showcase Glass Innovations

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Architects visiting this year’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention have found plenty of options when it comes to glass. Exhibitors are featuring solutions that can help create an attractive, high-performance façade. YKK AP also debuted its fourth video. … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Majority of Metro Areas

Construction employment expanded in 249 metro areas, declined in 56 and was stagnant in 53 between March 2014 and March 2015, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) analysis of federal employment data. “Many firms are caught between … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Declines in March

Construction employment declined by 1,000 jobs in March but is still up by 282,000 compared to the prior year, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The sector’s unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent. “After … Continue reading

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