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Private, Non-Residential Housing Construction Continues to go Opposite Direction of Public Construction

Construction spending in the housing and private non-residential sectors continues to edge higher, but a dip in public spending has held the collective industry back a bit. According to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General … Continue reading

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Nearly 200 Metro Areas See Construction Employment Increases

Construction employment expanded in 197 metro areas, declined in 87 and was stagnant in 55 between March 2013 and March 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America. … Continue reading

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Majority of U.S. States See Construction Employment Increase Over Past Year

The harsh winter that plagued most of the first three months of 2014 may have threatened the construction industry, but the latest numbers from year-over-year analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America suggest it wasn’t enough to stall a … Continue reading

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Contractors Report Optimism About 2014

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“[This year] should be the best year for the contracting industry since 2006,” says Ken Simonson, the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) chief economist. Contractors haven’t been this optimistic about the outlook for the commercial construction market since the … Continue reading

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Good News for Glaziers: 2014 Could Bring Employment Boom

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The chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) predicts that the construction industry will add as many as 300,000 new jobs next year to decisively rebound from a recession that had crippled it. This could mean good … Continue reading

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AGC Chief Economist Urges Caution as Construction Industry Slowly Improves

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Slowly, but surely, but hardly where it needs to be yet. That was the gist of Ken Simonson’s outlook on what’s ahead in 2014 and beyond for the commercial/multifamily building markets. Speaking during Thursday’s hour-long webinar sponsored by the Window … Continue reading

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Boston Construction Industry Enjoying Strong Rebound

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Activity within the Boston construction industry has seen a noticeable spike as of late, and Thomas J. Mayo says it couldn’t have come at a better time. Crippled in recent years by a recession that hit it harder than most, … Continue reading

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Shutdown is Over but Uncertainty Remains

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Though the government is back up and running the problems are far from over and its effect on the housing and construction markets, and overall economy, remains to be seen. That was the consensus among panelists in today’s Economic Webcast: … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in 194 of 339 Metro Areas Between August 2012 and 2013

Construction employment expanded in 194 metro areas, declined in 88 and was stagnant in 57 between August 2012 and August 2013, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association … Continue reading

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