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Construction Jobs Up From Year Ago, Sector Still has Ways to Go

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months and in 30 states and D.C. between April and May, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors … Continue reading

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Uneven Pattern in Construction Spending ‘Likely to Last’

For the third straight month, total construction rose at a modest rate in April, though Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America officials caution its recovery remains “fragile and fragmented” with an uneven pattern “likely to last.” “Residential, private nonresidential and … Continue reading

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Multifamily Housing Continues to be One of Construction Industry’s Top Prospects

Construction spending has continued to edge up monthly through much of the first half of 2014. Despite uncertainty in sectors such as single-family homes and public construction, one category in particular has helped keep the momentum going: multifamily housing. Construction … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Most Metro Areas Over Past Year

In most metropolitan areas, construction employment has been on the way up over the past year. According to analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America, employment in the industry expanded in 220 metro areas, declined … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Most States as “Fragile” Recovery Continues

While the construction industry’s recovery remains “fragile,” it saw some positive numbers in April, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America Labor Department. Construction firms added jobs in 39 states and the District of Columbia over … Continue reading

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April Construction Unemployment Rate Drops To Seven-Year Low

The construction industry received some more good news in the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America’s latest analysis of new government data. According to the AGC, the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest April level in seven years as … Continue reading

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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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