AGC In The News

2014
APR
09

Construction employment expanded in 175 metro areas, declined in 106 and was stagnant in 58 between February 2013 and February 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by AGC of America. Association officials noted, however, that despite the gains construction employment remained below peak levels in all but 19 metro

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2014
APR
07

Work Zone Safety Awareness

Forty-five percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by AGC. 

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2014
APR
04

Construction employers added 19,000 workers to payrolls in March, bringing industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, while the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest March level in seven years, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC. 

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2014
APR
01

Total construction spending in February edged up from January despite adverse weather in much of the nation, as private residential and nonresidential components posted solid growth compared with early 2013, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by AGC of America. Association officials noted that the construction spending figures would have been stronger

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2014
MAR
28

Construction firms added jobs in 37 states over the past 12 months and in 30 states between January and February according to an analysis today by AGC of America of Labor Department data. Association officials said the jobs gains came even as many parts of the country experienced unusually severe winter weather, include cold and

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2014
MAR
20

Construction employment expanded in 195 metro areas, declined in 90 and was stagnant in 54 between January 2013 and January 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by AGC of America. Association officials noted, however, that despite the gains construction employment remained below peak levels in all but 21 metro

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2014
MAR
18

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 today by AGC of America of Labor Department data. Association officials said the fact so many states added construction jobs for the year and month despite harsh

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2014
MAR
13

Gray Construction of Lexington, Ky. was named the nation’s safest construction company in 2013 by AGC of America.  The association, which oversees the Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, noted that 51 other companies were selected as winners for the quality of their safety programs.

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