News Releases

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.

Released Headline
01/25/2022 OSHA Vaccine Mandate Withdrawal Will Ease Sector’s Labor Challenges As Construction Firms Struggle To Reach Pre-Pandemic Job Levels
01/13/2022 Materials Prices Soar 20 Percent In 2021 Despite Moderating In December; Most Contractors In Association Survey List Costs As Top Concern In 2022
01/12/2022 Construction Firms Foresee Growing Demand For Most Types Of Projects, As 74 Percent Of Firms Plan To Hire In 2022 Despite Supply Chain And Labor Challenges
01/07/2022 Construction Adds 22,000 Jobs In December, Jobless Rate Falls To 5 Percent As Ongoing Nonresidential Recovery Offsets Rare Dip In Residential Total
01/03/2022 Construction Spending In November Increases From October And Year Ago As Private Residential, Nonresidential Pickup Offsets Public Outlay Slide
12/22/2021 Two Out Of Three Metro Areas Add Construction Jobs From November 2020 To November 2021, But Tight Labor Market, Supply Chain Limit Gains
12/17/2021 Construction Jobs Exceed Pre-Pandemic Level Only 18 States And D.C. As Firms Struggle To Find Qualified Workers To Keep Up With Demand
12/14/2021 Construction Association And Two Of Its Chapters File Suit To Block The Biden Administration’s Vaccine Mandate For Federal Contractors
12/14/2021 Widespread Steep Increases In Materials Costs In November Outrun Prices For Construction Projects, Adding To Squeeze On Contractors’ Margins
12/03/2021 Construction Adds 31,000 Jobs In November, With Gains In All Segments, But Industry Will Need Even More Workers As Demand Accelerates