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The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in August, not seasonally adjusted, decreased 0.3% from July but increased 2.8% year-over-year (y/y) from August 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Wednesday. 
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September 17, 2018
Filling craft positions and some salaried positions is an even greater challenge for contractors than it was a year ago, according to participants in the Autodesk-AGC of America 2018 Workforce Survey, released last week.
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September 05, 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 and declined in five states, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released on Friday showed.
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August 24, 2018
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in July, not seasonally adjusted, was unchanged from June and up 3.3% year-over-year (y/y) from July 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on August 9. AGC posted tables and an explanation focusing on construction prices and costs.
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August 20, 2018
Nonfarm payroll employment in July increased by 157,000, seasonally adjusted, from June and by 2,400,000 (1.6%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported. Theunemployment rate edged down to 3.9% from 4.0% in June. Construction employment rose by 19,000 for the month and 308,000 (4.4%) y/y to 7,242,000 (the most since May 2008 but 6.3% below the July 2006 peak).
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August 13, 2018
Construction employment, not seasonally adjusted, rose from June 2017 to June 2018 in 272 (76%) of the 358 metro areas (including divisions of larger metros) for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides construction employment data, fell in 44 (12%) and was unchanged in 42, according to an AGC analysis today.
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August 03, 2018
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 43 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from June 2017 to June 2018, declined in six states and was unchanged in Hawaii, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released on Friday showed.
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July 30, 2018
The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in June, not seasonally adjusted, rose 0.4% from May and 3.4% year-over-year (y/y) from June 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on July 11. AGC posted tables and an explanation focusing on construction prices and costs.
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July 20, 2018
Nonfarm payroll employment in June increased by 213,000, seasonally adjusted, from May and by 2,374,000 (1.6%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. The unemployment rate edged up to 4.0% from 3.8% in May. Construction employment rose by 13,000 for the month and 282,000 (4.1%) y/y to 7,222,000 (the most since May 2008 but 7% below the June 2006 peak).
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July 06, 2018
Housing starts in May increased 5.0% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate from the April rate and 20% from the May 2017 rate, the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday. Single-family starts rose 3.9% for the month and 18% year-over-year (y/y).
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June 25, 2018