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Phyllis Harden

Legislative & Special Projects, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
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This page offers media the most up–to–date information on hot industry topics including commentary and analysis on the latest trends in construction economics, the impact of legislative, regulatory and environmental issues on the construction industry, and the ways AGC is educating the industry on safety and health initiatives.

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7/2/2018 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING REACHES RECORD HIGH WITH 0.4 PERCENT PICKUP IN MAY AS RESIDENTIAL AND PUBLIC INVESTMENT OFFSET DIP IN NONRESIDENTIAL OUTLAYS
6/26/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 263 METROS BETWEEN MAY 2017 & 2018; LACK OF TRAINED WORKERS THREATENS FURTHER JOB GAINS, ASSOCIATION WARNS
6/21/2018 CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL URGES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION TO REFORM THE NATION’S IMMIGRATION SYSTEM
6/15/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 42 STATES AND D.C. FROM MAY 2017 TO MAY 2018 WHILE 28 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FOR THE MONTH
6/13/2018 CONSTRUCTION COSTS SOAR IN MAY, OUTPACING CONTRACTORS’ PRICING; NEW TARIFFS THREATEN TO WORSEN COST SQUEEZE, LEAD TO PROJECT DELAYS
6/1/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 25,000 JOBS IN MAY AND 286,000 FOR THE YEAR AS CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES BY 7.6 PERCENT BETWEEN APRIL 2017 & 2018
5/30/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 256 METRO AREAS BETWEEN APRIL 2017 & 2018 DESPITE CHALLENGE OF FINDING QUALIFIED WORKERS IN TIGHT JOB MARKET
5/24/2018 CONSTRUCTION GROUP USES MOBILE TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE HIGHWAY WORK ZONES SAFER AS MOST ROAD CONTRACTORS EXPERIENCED VEHICLE CRASHES AT WORK SITES
5/18/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 38 STATES AND D.C. FROM APRIL 2017 TO APRIL 2018 WHILE 29 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FOR THE MONTH
5/4/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 17,000 JOBS IN APRIL AND 257,000 FOR THE YEAR; HOURLY EARNINGS RISE 3.5 PERCENT AS FIRMS COMPETE FOR TIGHT POOL OF LABOR

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