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The war in Ukraine and the West’s response are likely to have multiple effects on construction materials costs and availability. The most immediate impact is likely to be on...
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February 28, 2022
Construction input costs and bid prices both accelerated in January, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data posted on Tuesday. The producer price index (PPI...
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February 21, 2022
AGC posts new Inflation Alert; materials costs, availability, supply chain show mixed changes.
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February 14, 2022
January employment dips by 5,000, record pay hikes as pool of unemployed workers shrinks. Houston adds most construction jobs with 8,000 in December. 
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February 07, 2022
Employment lags February 2020 level in 26 states; wages climb 3.8% in 2021 but trail other industries.
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February 02, 2022
Dodge, AIA, Census report small changes in starts for December but big increases from 2020.
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January 27, 2022
Contractors are optimistic for 2022; input cost increases slow but exceed bid price increases; starts are up. Learn more from this week's Data DIGest.
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January 20, 2022
Nonresidential employment rises in December, residential dips; wage increases lag full private sector.
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January 12, 2022
November private construction spending rises, public dips; two-thirds of metros add jobs in past year.
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January 04, 2022
Employment lags February 2020 level in 32 states; Dodge starts fall in November but rise year-to-date; Population growth falls to lowest rate in US history.
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December 27, 2021