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Nonfarm payroll employment in November increased by 155,000, seasonally adjusted, from October and by 2,443,000 (1.7%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reportedtoday. The unemployment rate remained at a 49-year low of 3.7%.
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December 11, 2018
The value of new construction starts in October soared 21% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, following "three straight months of decline," construction data provider Dodge Data & Analyticsreported on November 20.
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November 29, 2018
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 44 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from October 2017 to October 2018 and declined in six states, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released last week showed.
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November 19, 2018
The election results on Tuesday carry numerous implications at all levels of government for construction spending, financing, regulation and workforce.
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November 12, 2018
Construction spending totaled $1.329 trillion at a seasonally adjusted anfrom the upwardly revised August rate and up 5.5% from September 2017 to a record high (without adjusting for inflation), the Census Bureau reported.
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November 05, 2018
Inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (real GDP) increased 3.5% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018, following a 4.2% gain in Q2, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported Friday.
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October 29, 2018
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 45 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from September 2017 to September 2018, declined in three states and held steady in Maryland and Missouri, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today showed. 
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October 22, 2018
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in September, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.3% from August and 2.6% year-over-year (y/y) from September 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Wednesday.
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October 16, 2018
Investment analyst Thompson Research Group reported today that its third-quarter "contractor and surety survey continues to indicate that the non-res construction market is strong and the outlook is positive, with multiple sectors underpinning the strength.
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September 28, 2018
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 45 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from July 2017 to July 2018, held steady in two states and declined in three states—the smallest number of states with y/y decreases since May 2015.
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September 24, 2018