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Producer Prices For Construction Materials And Services Jump 24 Percent Over 12 Months, Threatening Contractors’ Solvency And Workers’ Jobs

Construction Association Calls on President to Immediately End Tariffs and Quotas on Steel, Aluminum, and Lumber as First Step to Easing Pressure on Construction Costs and Supply-Chain Bottlenecks

Biden Administration Proposals For Supply-Chain Relief Will Worsen Workforce Problems While Ignoring Most Promising Solutions

Construction Association Calls for End to Tariffs on Lumber, Steel and Aluminum in Order to Deliver Prompt Relief Instead of Imposing New Restrictions on Hiring, Training, and Work Agreements

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement today by the White House of actions it will take to address supply-chain disruptions:

Construction Employment Slips By 20,000 In May As Supply-Chain Problems And Record Materials Cost Increases Plague Nonresidential Contractors

Many Construction Firms Also Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Workers to Hire as Some Remain Reluctant to Return to Work amid Child Care Challenges and Elevated Unemployment Supplements

Construction Employment In April Lags Pre-COVID February 2020 Level In 107 Metro Areas Despite Rebound From Winter Weather And Pandemic

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Odessa, Texas Have Worst 14-Month Construction Job Losses; Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Ind. and Sierra Vista-Douglas, Ariz. Lead List of 217 Metros with Job Gains

Nonresidential Construction Outlays Drop In April To Two-Year Low As Public And Private Work Declines Amid Supply-chain Woes, Soaring Costs

Construction Officials Say New Infrastructure Funding, Tariff Relief and Measures to Reduce Manufacturing and Delivery Delays for Key Materials Needed to Jump Start Nonresidential Activity