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Monthly Archives: December 2017

CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE IN 40 STATES BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2016 AND NOVEMBER 2017; 39 STATES ADDED JOBS BETWEEN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

December 22, 2017

Forty states added construction jobs between November 2016 and November 2017, while 39 states added construction jobs between October and November, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials noted that firms in most states are adding jobs amid expectations that demand will continue to grow thanks to new tax cuts and regulatory reforms.

FINAL TAX LEGISLATION WILL LOWER RATES FOR CONSTRUCTION FIRMS, SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND BENEFIT CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS FOR YEARS

December 20, 2017

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement regarding final passage of federal tax reform:

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 24,000 JOBS IN NOVEMBER AND 184,000 OVER THE YEAR; HOURLY EARNINGS RISE 2.9 PERCENT AS SECTOR STRIVES TO DRAW IN NEW WORKERS

December 8, 2017

Industry Employment Reaches 10-Year High and Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.0 Percent; Association Officials Say Tax Rate Cuts Will Enable Firms to Increase Pay and Attract More Workers to Construction

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING SETS RECORD IN OCTOBER WITH MONTHLY INCREASES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE OUTLAYS, BUT INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING LAGS 2016 TOTALS

December 1, 2017

Association Officials Urge Policy Makers to Boost Funding for Highways and Other Transportation Modes, Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems to Sustain Economic Growth, Public Safety and Health

SENATE TAX REFORM MEASURE HAS IMPROVED SUBSTANTIALLY BUT LACK OF INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS, TEMPORARY NATURE OF MANY TAX CUTS REMAIN PROBLEMATIC, OFFICIAL SAYS

December 1, 2017

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement today in connection with the proposed Senate tax reform measure:

"The association has long advocated for comprehensive tax reform, especially considering that construction employers pay the highest effective rate of any industry at 30.3 percent.  The Senate tax reform bill has been substantially improved over the course of the past few days and we support its passage.

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