Associated General Contractors of America

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100 articles by Associated General Contractors of America:

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Construction firms having trouble finding qualified workers

Construction firms having trouble finding qualified workers

A nationwide survey finds most firms worry there are not enough craft workers available to meet growing demand for construction. Full story

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Construction unemployment hits 9.1 percent

Construction unemployment hits 9.1 percent

The unemployment rate for construction workers fell to the lowest July level in five years. Full story

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Construction spending slips in June

Construction spending slips in June

Total construction spending cooled in June as residential building hit the pause button, while private nonresidential and public construction also declined. Full story

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States split evenly between job gains and losses

States split evenly between job gains and losses

Equal numbers of states gained and lost construction jobs in June, highlighting the fragmentary nature of the industry’s recovery. Full story

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Construction unemployment at lowest level since 2008

Construction unemployment at lowest level since 2008

The unemployment rate for construction workers fell below double digits in June for the first time since 2008. Full story

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Construction employment increases in 27 states

Construction employment increases in 27 states

Construction employment increased in a majority of states in May, setting all-time highs in Louisiana and North Dakota. Full story

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Construction unemployment drops to 10.8 percent

Construction unemployment drops to 10.8 percent

Construction employment increased by 7,000 in May, helping to push the industry’s unemployment rate down to the lowest May level in five years. Full story

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Construction spending edges higher in April

Construction spending edges higher in April

Total construction spending registered a small gain in April but showed very mixed patterns among major segments. Full story

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Construction fatality rate declining faster in Texas

Construction fatality rate declining faster in Texas

The construction fatality rate is declining faster in Texas than most other states according to a new analysis of federal safety data. Full story

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Construction employment increased in 170 out of 339 metropolitan areas

Construction employment increased in 170 out of 339 metropolitan areas

Construction employment increased in 170 out of 339 metropolitan areas between April 2012 and April 2013. Full story

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Construction employment declines in 32 states

Construction employment declines in 32 states

Construction employment declines in 32 states and D.C. between March and April even as industry adds jobs in 29 states over the past year. Full story

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Construction employment increases in 145 out of 339 metro areas

Construction employment increases in 145 out of 339 metro areas

Construction employment increased in 145 out of 339 metropolitan areas between January 2012 and January 2013. Full story

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Materials prices increase between December and January

Materials prices increase between December and January

Prices for construction materials moved higher in January, propelled by large jumps in items used in new housing and nonresidential building renovations. Full story

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Construction employment increases in 33 states

Construction employment increases in 33 states

Construction employment expanded in two-thirds of all states in December as the industry showed signs of emerging from a six-year slump. Full story

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Construction material prices down slightly

Construction material prices down slightly

Prices for construction materials inched down in December, closing out a year of relatively subdued changes in both materials costs and bid prices. Full story

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Outlook for construction improves for 2013

Outlook for construction improves for 2013

Significantly more construction firms are planning to add new staff while demand for private sector construction projects should increase this year. Full story

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Construction sector adds 30,000 jobs between November and December

Construction sector adds 30,000 jobs between November and December

Residential and nonresidential construction add jobs in December; industry employment up by 18,000 compared to one year ago. Full story

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Construction employment declines in November

Construction employment declines in November

Industry's unemployment rate hits 12.2 percent as contractors cut back hiring, equipment if Washington cannot avoid fiscal cliff's tax increases. Full story

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Construction spending hits three-year high

Construction spending hits three-year high

Construction spending climbed to a nearly three-year high as increased spending on private projects outweighed a continuing downturn in public construction. Full story

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Construction sector adds 17,000 jobs

Construction sector adds 17,000 jobs

Residential and nonresidential construction both add jobs in October; industry employment up by 20,000 compared to one year ago. Full story



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