December 2, 2010
Construction employment either increased or remained steady in one-third – 113 of 337 metropolitan areas – between October 2009 and October 2010 according to a new analysis of federal employment data released Thursday by AGC. 
December 2, 2010
Construction spending increased 0.7% in October to $802.3 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, but was down 9.3% from October 2009, the Census Bureau reported today.
December 2, 2010
View AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson’s presentation on the outlook for construction activity, materials and labor.
December 1, 2010
Total construction spending increased by 0.7 percent in October, driven largely by growing demand for power projects and public construction, AGC noted Wednesday in an analysis of new Census Bureau data.  The new data, however, indicated continued weakness in many construction categories, including private nonresidential and single family construction, association officials observed.
November 24, 2010
Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment rose in 41 states and the District of Columbia in October, fell in six states and was unchanged in North Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Tuesday. Employment rose from a year earlier in 36 states plus D.C. and fell in 14 states. The unemployment rate, which was unchanged nationally at 9.6%, fell in 19 states plus D.C., rose in 14 states and was flat in 17. Construction employment exceeded September levels in 29 states, dropped in 20 plus D.C.
November 24, 2010
Materials prices, which had been well behaved for nearly two years, have started to act up—with emphasis on UP.
November 23, 2010
Construction employment expanded in 29 states between September and October, while fewer people are working in construction compared to last year in 39 states, AGC reported in an analysis of state employment data released Tuesday by the Labor Department.  
November 16, 2010
Construction contractors continue to be squeezed by rising prices for key construction materials and flat prices for what they can charge for finished projects, according to an analysis of October Producer Price Index figures released Tuesday by the Associated General Contractors of America.
November 16, 2010
May 18, 2010
Construction contractors continue to be squeezed between rising materials costs and falling output prices, according to AGC's new analysis of materials costs. AGC noted that even as the producer price index leapt in April for key construction components, the amount contractors charge for construction services remains depressed.


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