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Construction Employment in Metro Areas Sees Modest Growth

There was a mix of positive and negative in the Associated General Contractors of America’s latest analysis of federal employment data. According to the analysis, construction employment expanded in 218 metro areas, declined in 72 and was stagnant in 49 … 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 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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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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Brewis Says Slow Recovery to be Expected from Financial-Driven Recession

It was the unique nature of the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression that has made the recovery process a painstakingly slow one, says one of the nation’s leading economic analysts. Speaking at the recent Labor Management Cooperation Initiative … Continue reading

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Construction Segment Hits Highest Level Since August 2009

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The construction industry continued its slow, but steady climb from the abyss, adding 17,000 jobs in November to account for its most favorable employment numbers in more than four years, according to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics. Buoyed … Continue reading

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Lure of Texas Drawing New People and Business

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They like to do everything big in Texas, and business growth is no exception. The Lone Star State has enjoyed an economic boom as of late, fueled by a large influx of both people and businesses attracted to the state’s … 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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August Construction Rises Two Percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $490.2 billion, new construction starts in August advanced two percent relative to July, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. Residential building stayed on the upward track, while nonresidential … Continue reading

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