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June Construction Employment in 18 States Continues to Lag Pre-Pandemic Levels

Labor shortages in the construction industry persist despite record job openings, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reports in a new analysis of June federal employment data. The shortage has prompted AGC officials to call on government officials to … Continue reading

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Construction Jobs Increased During the Past Year; Only 22 States Added Construction Jobs in Last Two Months

The Associated General Contractors of America‚Äôs analysis of the most recent federal employment data shows 43 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs during the past 12 months. Momentum, however, slowed in May with only 22 states adding … Continue reading

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Dodge Momentum Index Shows Gains in May

The Dodge Construction Network announced that its Dodge Momentum Index (DMI) jumped 7% in May to 176.2, up from the revised April reading of 165.2. In May, the institutional component of the Momentum Index rose 9%, and the commercial component … Continue reading

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Three out of Four Metro Areas Add Construction Jobs from March 2021 to March 2022

An analysis of new government employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America shows construction employment increased in three-fourths of U.S. metro areas between March 2021 and March 2022. Association officials noted that labor shortages likely kept many firms … Continue reading

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Increasing Costs and Supply Chain Challenges Continue to Impact Glass Companies

Prices of glass and materials continue to rise and affect the glass and glazing industry. PRL Glass Systems, based in City of Industry, Calif., recently announced it has undergone a cost increase from its glass vendors effective March 7, 2022, … Continue reading

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