Construction employment declined in 32 states and the District of Columbia in April even as 29 states added jobs between April 2012 and April 2013, according to an analysis by AGC of America of Labor Department data. Association officials noted that construction demand in a number of states appears to be slackening amid federal construction
The unemployment rate for construction workers fell to the lowest April level in five years as contractors added more than 150,000 employees in the past year despite a dip in employment last month, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials noted that, despite the monthly drop, the industry
Construction employment increased in 152 out of 339 metropolitan areas between March 2012 and March 2013, declined in 126 and was stagnant in 61, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by AGC of America.
Construction labor costs are rising, after years of little movement. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that compensation (wages and salaries, benefits, and required employer payments such as unemployment and worker’s compensation) for all employees in the construction industry increased by an average of 2.0 percent from the first quarter of 2012 to the
Construction employment increased in 30 states in March as the industry expanded but at a slower pace than in February, according to an analysis by AGC of America of Labor Department data. Association officials cautioned, however, that many states remain vulnerable to construction cutbacks from newly enacted and proposed decreases in federal funding for infrastructure.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the federal agency that puts out the producer price index (PPI), is looking for feedback. Their survey asks respondents about what information they use currently, what they’d like to see improved or added, and what they think of the responsiveness of BLS staff.
Prices for construction materials were flat in March, as plunging diesel fuel and metals prices offset increases in items used in new housing and nonresidential building renovations, according to an analysis of new federal figures released today by AGC of America. Association officials noted that contractors have kept the prices they charge to build structures
Construction employment increased in 158 out of 339 metropolitan areas between February 2012 and February 2013, declined in 132 and was stagnant in 49, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the industry’s long-awaited recovery could prove fleeting if public