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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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New Construction Starts Advance in April

The value of new construction starts in April increased 10 percent from March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $698.7 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The April statistics raised the Dodge Index to 148, compared to 134 the … Continue reading

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Why are Commercial Buildings Getting Bigger?

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Commercial buildings are getting larger. In recent years, the size of commercial buildings has grown at a more rapid pace than the increase of the amount of buildings itself, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). But why? The … Continue reading

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Construction Materials Prices Level Out in April

Prices for inputs to construction industries fell 0.1 percent in April, and prices have now fallen in six of the previous eight months, according to analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Input prices are also down on a … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Majority of Metro Areas

Construction employment expanded in 249 metro areas, declined in 56 and was stagnant in 53 between March 2014 and March 2015, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) analysis of federal employment data. “Many firms are caught between … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Continues to Expand in Most Metro Areas

Most metropolitan areas continue to see an increase in construction employment this year compared to last. Employment in the industry expanded in 278 metro areas, declined in 36 and was stagnant in 44 between February 2014 and February 2015, according … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Most States over Last Year

All but five states in the U.S. saw construction employment increase over the last 12 months, with 33 states adding construction jobs from January to February, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s recent analysis of Labor Department data. … Continue reading

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ABI Regains Traction after Temporary Dip

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) got back on track in February, showing a nominal increase in design activity at 50.4. The month before, the ABI saw its first negative score in 10 months at 49.9, though the index has now … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Prepared to Hire in 2015

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Construction demand has grown steadily the past few years and, by most accounts, that trend will continue through 2015. So to meet the demand, firms across the country are prepared to bring in the necessary help—or at least as much … Continue reading

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