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Monthly Archives: April 2017

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 39 STATES OVER PAST 12 MONTHS; 17 STATES ADD JOBS IN MARCH FOLLOWING EARLY HIRING DURING MILD WINTER

April 21, 2017

California and Oregon Add Most Jobs for the Year; Illinois and Mississippi Have Largest Declines; New Mexico and California Top Monthly List; Alaska and Illinois Have Biggest Month-to-Month Drops

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL COSTS IN MARCH OUTPACE CONTRACTORS’ PRICING; INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION WARNS AGAINST POLICIES THAT WOULD ADD TO SQUEEZE

April 13, 2017

Prices Soar for Diesel Fuel, Steel, Copper, Wallboard and Lumber from March 2016 to March 2017 As Modest Price Increases for New Nonresidential Buildings Threaten to Shrink Contractors’ Margins

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES BY 6,000 IN MARCH TO HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 2008; SMALL JOB GAINS LIKELY REFLECT MILD WEATHER FEBRUARY HIRING SURGE

April 7, 2017

Association Cautions that Declines in Public Sector Construction Investments May Impact Future Sector Hiring, Urges Administration and Congress to Craft and Enact New Infrastructure Funding Package

CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION UNVEILS STEPS TO IMPROVE WORKER SAFETY AS 239 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS DURING PAST 12 MONTHS

April 4, 2017

Associated General Contractors of America Releases New Safety Recommendations Based on Analysis of Three Years of Construction Fatality Info to Help Firms Keep New and Existing Workers Safe

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES IN FEBRUARY AS PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL AND PUBLIC-SECTOR INVESTMENTS OFFSET MODEST PRIVATE NONRESIDENTIAL DECLINE

April 3, 2017

Construction Association Officials Urge Congress and the Trump Administration to Reform Tax Code and Boost Infrastructure Investments to Stimulate Broader Economic Growth and Boost Demand for Construction

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