Industry Priorities

Texas and Arkansas Top Lists of Year-over-Year Gains, While Colorado, North Dakota Record the Worst Losses; Texas and Nebraska Lead in Monthly Job Increases, While Washington and Maine Experience Largest Declines

Construction Material Prices Remain Mostly Flat in the Month of July; Buy America Rules Remain an Ongoing Challenge for Firms as They Try to Find Materials that Comply

The construction industry added 19,000 jobs in July even as the sector’s unemployment rate increased, according to an analysis of new government data the Associated General Contractors of America released today. Association officials noted that tight labor conditions are bringing more previously employed construction workers back into the job market as firms continue to boost pay levels.