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AGC In The News

July 12, 2011
AGC, as the co-chair of the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC), has been participating in a series of on-air radio station interviews to explain the health hazards of traffic congestion and urge commuters to contact their local member of Congress and encourage them to support new investments.  So far, the TCC has done over 20 radio interviews, including in Cleveland, Ohio; Charlotte, N.C.; Dayton, Ohio; Providence, R.I.; San Diego, Calif.; Tampa, Fla.; San Antonio, Texas; Springfield, Ill.; Albany, N.Y.; Flint, Mich.; Austin, Texas; Charlottesville, Va. and Los Angeles, Calif.
July 8, 2011
Construction employment remained mired in a five-year slump as the industry shed another 9,000 jobs from May to June, according to an analysis of new federal employment data released today by AGC.
July 1, 2011
Construction spending fell for the sixth straight month in May, touching an 11-year low, as shrinking public outlays and residential construction swamped a rise in private nonresidential work, according to AGC's analysis of new Census Bureau data.
June 14, 2011
Contractors suffered from a new round of price increases for key materials in May but were largely unable to pass their costs along to customers, according to an analysis of producer price index figures released Tuesday by AGC.
June 3, 2011
Construction employment was virtually unchanged in May as the industry added just 2,000 jobs for the month and the sector’s unemployment rate declined to 16.3 percent, according to an analysis of new federal employment data released Friday by AGC.
May 31, 2011
New research by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis at the School of Public Health estimates that the additional fine particulate matter emissions that can be traced back to traffic congestion in the nation’s 83 largest urban areas lead to more than 2,200 premature deaths in the U.S. last year. The related public health cost, researchers say, was, conservatively, at least $18 billion.
May 26, 2011
Tim Galarnyk, host of the History Channel's Inspector America, participated in an AGC-hosted event in Pittsburgh on Thursday, May 26.
May 26, 2011
Construction employment declined in 179 out of 337 metropolitan areas between April 2010 and April 2011, increased in 114 and stayed level in 44, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released Thursday by AGC.
May 23, 2011
AGC noted that the success of federal flood control systems is a reminder of the value and savings of long-term federal investments in infrastructure.
May 20, 2011
Construction employment patterns diverged across the country in April as 19 states plus the District of Columbia added jobs over the past year even as losses deepened in others, AGC reported in an analysis of state employment data released by the Labor Department.


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