Posts Tagged ‘ construction ’

Construction Employment Increases in 38 States

Mar 18th, 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 38 states between January 2013 and January 2014, while 27 states experienced construction employment gains between December and January, according to an analysis this week by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of Labor Department data. “Especially considering the fact many parts of the country experienced very harsh weather […]

Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Frozen in January

Mar 12th, 2014

Nonresidential construction spending declined for the second consecutive month, falling 0.3 percent in January, but is up 6.5 percent over the past year, according to a March 3 release by the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $578.7 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis. “Wicked weather has produced a temporary halt to […]

Construction Industry Adds 15,000 Jobs in February

Mar 12th, 2014

Construction employment grew by 15,000 workers in February despite harsh winter working conditions, raising industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “The rate of construction hiring has outpaced job growth in the overall economy for the past […]

Construction Spending Posts Biggest Increase Since 2006

Mar 4th, 2014

Total construction spending in January posted the steepest year-over-year increase since 2006, with growth in public construction as well as private residential and nonresidential spending, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “Overall construction spending increased in January compared with both December and January 2013 […]

January Construction Slides 13 Percent

Feb 25th, 2014

The value of new construction starts fell 13 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $485.0 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The downturn followed a healthy performance in December, which was the third highest month for total construction starts during 2013. January’s retreat encompassed all […]

Green Home Building Continues to Climb Says New McGraw Hill Construction Study

Feb 12th, 2014

McGraw Hill Construction, a part of McGraw Hill Financial, released findings from a new Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Green homes comprised 23 percent of the overall residential construction market in 2013 and are expected to grow to between 26 […]

Construction Employment Increases in 34 States from a Year Ago

Feb 5th, 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 34 states over the past 12 months, but construction employment declined in 32 states and the District of Columbia between November and December as many parts of the country coped with weather, according to an analysis released yesterday by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. “While […]

Construction Spending Rises 0.1 Percent in December

Feb 5th, 2014

Total construction spending increased 0.1 percent in December and rose by 4.8 percent for all of 2013, as a robust market for apartments and single-family houses outweighed downturns in private nonresidential and public projects, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “Residential construction ended on […]

Nonresidential Construction Employment Declines in December

Jan 14th, 2014

National construction employment decreased by 16,000 jobs in December, according to a January 10 report by the U.S. Department of Labor. Nonresidential construction saw the bulk of job losses, contributing 88.1 percent of total construction industry job loss and losing 14,100 positions on a monthly basis, according to a report from Associated Builders and Contractors […]

Construction Employment Increased in 211 Out of 339 Metro Areas Between November 2012 and 2013

Jan 7th, 2014

Construction employment expanded in 211 metro areas, declined in 67 and was stagnant in 61 between November 2012 and November 2013, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released this week by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). AGC officials say the employment gains are encouraging, but caution that future gains are […]