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Monthly Archives: January 2017

THIRTY-TWO STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN 2016 AS DEARTH OF WORKERS WITH EXPERIENCE KEEPS CONTRACTORS IN MANY STATES FROM ADDING MORE

January 24, 2017

Florida & Nevada Add Most Jobs for the Year; Illinois, Alabama & North Dakota Have Largest Drops; Arizona, Massachusetts & Vermont Top Monthly List; California & North Dakota Have Biggest Drops

SEVENTY-THREE PERCENT OF CONSTRUCTION FIRMS PLAN TO EXPAND HEADCOUNT IN 2017 AS CONTRACTORS EXPECT STRONG DEMAND FROM PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS

January 10, 2017

Firms in Massachusetts Lead Other States in Hiring Optimism; Contractors’ Optimism Appears Partly Based on Expectations New Trump Administration Will Invest in Infrastructure and Cut Regulatory Burdens

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DIPS IN DECEMBER BUT RISING HOURLY EARNINGS, CONTRACTOR OPTIMISM SUGGEST HIRING PAUSE IS DUE TO WORKER SHORTAGE

January 6, 2017
Construction employment slipped by 3,000 jobs in December, while average hourly earnings accelerated, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that recent construction spending numbers and their own survey of members suggest demand for construction remains strong, suggesting that the lack of hiring may be due to a shortage of available workers.
 

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES IN NOVEMBER AS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SEGMENTS RISE FOR THE MONTH AND YEAR-OVER-YEAR; OUTLOOK FOR 2017 APPEARS FAVORABLE OVERALL

January 3, 2017

Construction Spending Levels are at a 10-Year High Amid Strong Growing Public and Private Sector Demand as Contractors Group Gets Ready to Release Its Annual Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Next Week

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