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Monthly Archives: October 2017

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 250 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2016 AND 2017 AS GROWING DEMAND STRAINS TIGHT LABOR MARKETS

October 31, 2017

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. and Wenatchee, Wash. Experience Largest Year-over-Year Gains; Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas and Grand Forks, N.D.-Minn. Have Biggest Annual Declines

CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE IN 35 STATES AND D.C. BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2016 AND SEPTEMBER 2017; 26 STATES ADDED JOBS BETWEEN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

October 20, 2017

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between September 2016 and September 2017, while 26 states added construction jobs between August and September as some state employment levels were impacted by recent hurricanes, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials noted that construction employment in many parts of the country would have been higher if more qualified workers were available.

EPA DECISION TO DISCOURAGE “SUE AND SETTLE” TACTICS PROMISES TO INCREASE INTEGRITY OF FEDERAL RULEMAKING PROCESS

October 16, 2017

Construction Officials Say EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Decision Will End the Closed-Door Negotiation of New Regulatory Requirements with Special Interest Groups

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 8,000 JOBS IN SEPTEMBER AND 184,000 OVER THE YEAR; HOURLY EARNINGS RISE 3 PERCENT AS SECTOR STRUGGLES TO FILL KEY POSITIONS

October 6, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma May Have Affected September Job Totals for Construction and Overall Economy; Association Officials Say Firms Likely Would Have Hired More Workers but Lacked Qualified Candidates  

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES IN MOST CATEGORIES FROM JULY TO AUGUST BUT YEAR-OVER-YEAR CHANGES ARE MIXED, WITH BIG DROPS IN INFRASTRUCTURE

October 2, 2017

Most major construction spending categories increased from July to August but activity was mixed compared to spending levels a year earlier, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that big drops in public investments mean infrastructure will continue to deteriorate and impede economic growth.

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