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June Construction Settles Back One Percent

New construction starts in June receded one percent to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of $489.5 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. Nonresidential building lost momentum in June after strengthening during the previous two months, … Continue reading

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Nation’s Construction Industry Adds 13,000 Jobs in June

The nation’s construction industry unemployment rate dipped to its lowest rate in nearly six years following the addition of 13,000 jobs in June, according to the latest report by the Department of Labor. The boost in job numbers was the … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Up for Sixth Straight Month in May

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 3.6 percent in May from the previous month, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building … Continue reading

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Building Construction Employment Remains Stable from April to May

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The number of building construction employees remained stable from April to May 2013 with a slight 0.1 percent decrease, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimates that approximately 1.269 million (seasonally adjusted) … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Sees February Increase; Highest Level Since April 2010

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 6.3 percent in February, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Continues to Gain in January

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 2.7 percent in January, according to the latest repot from McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects … Continue reading

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Construction Confidence Down for Second Half of 2012

Confidence in the U.S. construction market was down for the second half of 2012, according to the latest report from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). ABC’s Construction Confidence Index (CCI) looks at three aspects of the U.S. nonresidential construction … Continue reading

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Construction Market Outlook Optimistic for 2013, AGC Reports

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Respondents to a recent survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) were positive about the outlook for the construction market in 2013, citing increased demand for private construction projects, along with growth in the construction of both … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Adds 30,000 Jobs in December

The U.S. construction industry gained 30,000 jobs in December despite an overall increase in the industry unemployment rate, according to the January 4 employment report by the U.S. Labor Department. According to an analysis from the Associated Builders and Contractors … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Construction Spending Drops 0.6 Percent in November

The nation’s nonresidential construction spending decreased 0.6 percent in November, with outlays decreasing to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $564.1 billion, according to the January 2 report by the U.S. Census Bureau and analysis from the Associated Builders and … Continue reading

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