Tag Archives: Anirban Basu

Year-End Jobs Report Signals Continued Industry Growth

December employment numbers in the U.S. were strong across most industries, including those most relevant to glass and glazing. Construction employment increased by 38,000 jobs in December, and the industry added 280,000 jobs in 2018, compared with an increase of … Continue reading

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Economist Gives Cautiously Optimistic Look at Construction

The state of the construction economy and “Industry 4.0” were two hot topics at GlassCon Global, sponsored by Finishing Contractors Association (FCA) International, this week in Chicago. During the event, economist Anirban Basu of Sage Policy Group gave an update on … Continue reading

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Glass-Related Construction Still Increasing Early in 2018

Construction spending increased in most building sectors relevant to the glass and glazing industry, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The value of construction put in place, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, in nonresidential construction … Continue reading

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Construction and Employment Numbers Remain Positive in Glassy Sectors

The latest construction spending and employment reports from the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics provided good news for the glass and glazing industry. Construction Spending While overall nonresidential spending barely edged up in November and was down … Continue reading

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Industry Employment Ticks Up in November

Construction employment numbers related to the glass and glazing industry continued to trend in a positive direction in November, according to recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The nonresidential specialty trade contractors and nonresidential building categories—which … Continue reading

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