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Monthly Archives: November 2018

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES FROM OCTOBER 2017 TO OCTOBER 2018 IN 44 STATES AND D.C.; 36 STATES, D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS SINCE SEPTEMBER

November 16, 2018

Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between October 2017 and October 2018, while 36 states and D.C. added construction jobs between September and October, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials said that firms in most parts of the country are adding staff to keep pace with growing demand for construction, but cautioned that rising labor and materials costs could undermine future demand.

CONSTRUCTION BID PRICES ACCELERATE IN OCTOBER BUT CONTRACTORS’ COSTS RISE FASTER AS HIGHER MATERIALS AND LABOR COSTS PINCH MARGINS

November 9, 2018

Tariffs and Tight Labor Market May Push Future Bid Prices Higher; Association Officials Call for End to Costly Tariffs, Resolution of Trade Disputes and More Funding for Career and Technical Education

NEW CONGRESS HAS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE INFRASTRUCTURE, DEVELOP THE WORKFORCE AND REFORM IMMIGRATION

November 6, 2018

Noting Bipartisan Support for Infrastructure, Construction Official Urges Congress to Make the Issue a Top Priority in Early 2019; Promises Association Will Be Vigilant Against Anti-Growth Measures

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES TO RECORD HIGH OF $1.329 TRILLION, MOST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SEGMENTS SHOW HEALTHY GROWTH

November 1, 2018

Construction Spending Should Stay Robust through Early 2019, But Trade Disputes, Workforce Shortages and Rising Interest Rates Threaten to Undermine Long-Term Growth in Construction Demand, Officials Caution

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