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Three private measures of recent and expected nonresidential construction activity were negative in July. In contrast, Census Bureau data signaled a strong rebound in residential...
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August 20, 2020
Construction employment increased modestly in July, but the gains were concentrated in homebuilding and remodeling, while nonresidential construction employment stalled, according...
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August 12, 2020
AGC launched the 2020 AGC of America-Autodesk Workforce Survey today. The survey is intended to document the impact of the pandemic on construction activity and...
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August 05, 2020
Seasonally adjusted construction employment increased between May and June in 31 states and the District of Columbia, decreased in 18 states, and was unchanged in Alaska,...
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July 27, 2020
Data from AGC’s latest online survey documents a recent increase in construction firm employment but ongoing concerns about future work. In the June 9-17 survey, the...
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June 29, 2020
Quick receipt of Paycheck Protection Program loans may be helping contractors retain or add staff, despite mounting project cancellations. A survey that AGC conducted online April 20-23 drew 849 respondents.
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April 28, 2020
Evidence is mounting rapidly as to the damage from the pandemic to the economy and construction. “Economic activity contracted sharply and abruptly across all regions in the United States as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Federal Reserve reported on Wednesday in the latest “Beige Book,” a summary of informal surveys of businesses in the 12 Fed districts from late February to April 5.
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April 22, 2020
Increasing shares of contractors reported cancellations of upcoming projects, delays and disruptions to ongoing work, and layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic, based on AGC’s latest weekly online survey, conducted April 6-9.
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April 13, 2020
Once again last week, contractors reported more widespread impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on construction. AGC’s third weekly online survey, conducted March 30-April 2, drew 1296 respondents, of whom 55% (up from 39% in the March 23-26 survey) reported that an owner (including a public owner regarding its own projects) had directed them to delay or cancel construction on a current project or one expected to start in the next 30 days.
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April 08, 2020
The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on construction continue to increase. AGC’s second survey, conducted March 23-26, drew 1,640 respondents, of whom 39% answered “yes” to the question: “Did an owner direct you to halt or cancel construction on their own current project or one expected to start in the next 30 days?”
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April 01, 2020