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December Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 32 States

A mild December helped reduce construction unemployment for the month, according to analysis by Dr. Bernard Markstein of the Associated Builders and Contractors. Not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates for the country and 32 states were lower than in … Continue reading

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Most States Added Construction Jobs Last Year

Construction employment expanded in most parts of the country in 2015, while many states finished the year adding jobs in December. According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) analysis of Labor Department data, 44 states and the District … Continue reading

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Construction Starts Increase in December

New construction starts in December advanced 4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $591.6 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The December gain follows a 5-percent decline in November. December showed modest increases for each of the … Continue reading

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Construction Firms Cautiously Optimistic Headed into New Year

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There’s plenty of building to be done in 2016, and construction firms throughout the United States are prepared to grow the sector’s workforce to meet the demand. According to survey results from the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) annual industry hiring … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Bounces Back

The Dodge Momentum Index rebounded in December with a 4.1-percent increase from its November reading of 120.3, reversing a 3.6-percent decline in November. The index is a monthly measure of the first or initial report for nonresidential building projects in … Continue reading

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Metro Construction Jobs Tick Up in November

Construction employment in metropolitan areas continues to grow, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Employment in the sector increased in 190 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 64 and declined in 104 between November 2014 … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Building Retreats in November

New construction starts fell 5 percent in November, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Starts for the month recorded a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $563.3 billion. During the first 11 months of 2015, total construction starts on an unadjusted … Continue reading

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Construction Technology Trends You Should Know

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Get on the tech train, or get left behind. That sums up the message from Procore Technologies’ Bassem Hamdy, who recently held a webinar on construction technology. He teamed with Forrester Research to come up with the top technology trends … Continue reading

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ABC Predicts Continued Growth for 2016

The U.S. commercial and industrial construction industries will continue to see steady growth next year, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) forecast. ABC predicts a 7.6-percent increase in nonresidential construction spending in 2016, along with growth in employment … Continue reading

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Cruz Talks Economic Growth with Industry Coalition

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Small businesses are “the backbone of the country.” That was again the recurring theme as a third presidential candidate addressed a joint coalition of construction, manufacturing and other trade associations in a teleforum Wednesday. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the … Continue reading

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