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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.

Released Headline
2/7/2020 Construction Employment Increases By 44,000 In January And 142,000 Over 12 Months As Industry’s Unemployment Rate Sets New Low For January
2/5/2020 Construction Employment Increases In 211 Out Of 358 Metro Areas From December 2018 To 2019 As Firms Struggle To Find Qualified Workers To Hire
2/4/2020 New Analysis of “PRO Act” Legislation Finds the Measure Will Disproportionately Hurt Union Contractors and Workers
2/3/2020 Construction Spending Dips In December As Nonresidential Losses Offset Housing Pickup; Contractors Foresee Gains In All Market Segments In 2020
1/24/2020 Construction Employment Increases In 34 States And D.C. From December 2018 To December 2019, While 29 States Added Construction Jobs Last Month
1/23/2020 Administration’s New Waters Rule Will Protect Vital Waterways While Eliminating Confusion That Threatened To Stifle Many Projects
1/10/2020 Construction Employment Increases By 20,000 In December And 151,000 In 2019; Contractors Expect To Hire In 2020 But Anticipate Difficulty Filling Slots
1/3/2020 Construction Spending Climbs In November As 226 Out Of 358 Metro Areas Add Employees; Contractors Foresee Gains In All Market Segments In 2020
12/20/2019 Construction Employment Increases In 38 States And D.c. From November 2018 To November 2019, While 18 States Added Construction Jobs Last Month
12/18/2019 Three Out Of Four Construction Firms Plan To Add Workers To Meet Strong Demand For Projects In 2020, But Worries Grow About Labor Supply And Quality


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