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May Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 46 States from 2015

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., June, 28—Construction unemployment rates improved in 46 states and the nation in May on a year-over-year basis according to analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. The May national not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rate of 5.2 percent was 1.5 percent lower than a year ago while the industry employed 213,000 more people than in May 2015. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Backlog Reaches New High for Largest Contractors, ABC Reports

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21– Construction backlog among the nation’s largest contractors now stands above 12 months, a record for the series, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The biggest firms with the greatest capacity to attract talent have been able to accept work that others have to turn away in a market that has stabilized at a comfortable level but still faces a skilled worker shortage. Read the rest of entry »

Autodesk’s advanced full lifecycle construction technologies and training brings innovation to 21,000-strong ABC membership

Monday, June 20, 2016 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20— Autodesk [NASDAQ: ADSK], a leading global 3D design and engineering software company, and the national construction trade association Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), today announced a strategic partnership built on a shared vision of enabling construction professionals to work smarter by harnessing the power of the digital era to help increase productivity, reduce redundancy and eliminate waste. The announcement was made today by company executives in Washington, D.C., during ABC’s Legislative Week. Read the rest of entry »

Construction Material Prices Rise Again

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12:42 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 15—Construction input prices expanded by 0.7 percent in May and have now expanded for three consecutive months according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The rise follows eight consecutive months during which construction input prices fell; prices remain 3.4 percent below their year-ago level.
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Construction Job Losses Worst Since 2013, ABC Reports

Friday, June 3, 2016 10:56 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 3—The U.S. construction industry lost 15,000 net jobs in May according to an analysis of today’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This represents the industry’s worst month since December 2013, when payrolls also shrank by 15,000 jobs. Including April’s estimate, which was downwardly revised from 1,000 net new jobs to a loss of 5,000 net jobs, the industry has now lost jobs in two consecutive months for the first time in four years. Read the rest of entry »

Nonresidential Construction Spending Down in April

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:36 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 1- Nonresidential construction spending fell 2.1 percent in April according to analysis of  U.S. Census Bureau data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonresidential spending totaled $688.2 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate. Read the rest of entry »

April Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 44 States from 2015

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 9:25 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 1—Construction employment rates improved in 44 states and the nation in April on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. The not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rate of 6 percent was a 1.5 percent drop from April 2015, continuing a streak of consecutive monthly year-over-year rate declines that began in October 2010. National NSA employment in construction was 262,000 higher than in April 2015.
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