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New Construction Down in June but Up for First Half of Year

New construction starts in June dropped 15 percent from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $620.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Meanwhile, during the first six months of 2015, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Down for Month, Up for Year

Construction employment declined in 25 states from May to June, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). However, 39 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between June 2014 and June 2015. Illinois … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Dips in June

The Dodge Momentum Index fell to 118.3 in June, down 1.3 percent from 119.9 in May, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first report for nonresidential building projects in planning. With … 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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Multifamily Up, Nonresidential Down in May Construction Starts

New construction starts climbed three percent from April to May at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $729.7 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The May statistics raised the Dodge Index to 154, up from a revised 149 for … 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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Construction Input Prices Increase in May

In May, prices for inputs to construction industries saw their largest month-over-moth increase in more than two years, according to analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors. Prices expanded by 1.1 percent for the month, marking only the third time … Continue reading

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May Construction Unemployment Hits 10-Year Low

Every segment of residential and nonresidential construction sectors added jobs in May, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Construction firms added 17,000 jobs in May and 273,000 over 12 months, as the sector’s unemployment rate fell … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Many Metro Areas

Construction employment expanded in 232 metropolitan areas, declined in 66 and was stagnant in 60 between April 2014 and April 2015, according to an analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash. added the … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Most States

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states, as well as the District of Columbia, from April 2014 to last year. Thirty states and D.C. saw an increase from March to April, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the … Continue reading

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