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September Construction Employment Numbers Down

Construction employment numbers were underwhelming in September, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Employment in the sector declined in 144 of 358 metro areas between September 2014 and September 2015, while construction was stagnant in … Continue reading

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Positives and Negatives in September Construction Employment

An equal number of states lost and added construction jobs in September, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). While construction employment expanded in 35 states and the District of Columbia between September 2014 and September … Continue reading

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Experienced Construction Worker Pipeline at 15-Year September Low

Construction demand continues on the incline, but the number of unemployed workers with construction experience has dropped drastically, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). That total is the lowest for September since 2000. AGC officials … Continue reading

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Do You Know What Owners Want from Your BIM?

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The design and construction industry continues to move more and more into the Building Information Modeling (BIM) realm, with benefits ranging from fast delivery, reduced costs and an overall efficient process. But sometimes, there’s a concern that owners don’t always … Continue reading

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August Construction Spending Reaches Highest Level Since ’08, Fastest Growth Since ’06

Construction spending in August reached a seven-year high and climbed at the fastest rate since 2006, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted that growing demand for construction was likely to add … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Declines in 153 out of 358 Metro Areas Between August 2014 and 2015

Construction employment declined in 153 out of 358 metro areas between August 2014 and August 2015, nearly matching the 163 areas that added construction jobs, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Slows in August

Just half of the states in the U.S. added construction jobs between July and August. However, the numbers were a little more promising from a year-over-year standpoint. Construction employment rose in 36 states and the District of Columbia between August … Continue reading

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Survey: Worker Shortage a Real Concern for Construction Firms

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The construction industry has continued its ascent this year, with all major indicators showing there is plenty of work to be had and more on the way over the next year. Finding qualified workers to meet the demand, however, seems … Continue reading

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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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