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
02/03/2023 Construction Sector Adds 25,000 Employees In January As Firms Raise Pay Faster Than Overall Private Sector In Bid To Attract More Workers
02/01/2023 Construction Spending Slips 0.4 Percent In December, Yet Record-high December Job Openings Suggest Contractors Remain Bullish In 2023
01/31/2023 Construction Employment Increases In 268 Of 358 Metro Areas From December 2021 To 2022 As Demand Outpaces Labor Supply In Some Markets
01/24/2023 Construction Employment Increases In 30 States And D.C. Between November And December, While 40 States Add Jobs Since December 2021
01/19/2023 Construction Association And Coalition Of Employer Groups Files Suit To Block Biden Administration’s Unlawful New Waters Of The U.S. Rule
01/18/2023 Overall Costs For Construction Materials Decline Steeply In December But Contractors Remain Wary Costs Will Go Up Again In The Year Ahead
01/06/2023 Construction Adds 28,000 Employees In December And Raises Pay 6.1 Percent As Sector’s Unemployment Rate Hits Record December Low Of 4.4 Percent
01/04/2023 Construction Firms Look To Public Sector Demand As Outlook For Private-Sector Projects Dims In 2023; 69 Percent Of Firms Plan To Hire In The New Year
01/03/2023 Construction Spending Edges Up 0.2 Percent In November As Homebuilding Drop, Stalled Public Projects Offset Most Private Nonresidential Gains
12/21/2022 Construction Employment Grows in 268 of 358 Metro Areas From November 2021 to 2022 as Demand Outpaces Labor Supply in Some Markets