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Signals and Signposts

The current and future economy, trends in design and construction, political influence – sometimes we have something to say about topics which may be signs of things to come.

Construction input costs rose faster than bid prices year-over-year (y/y) again in April, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data posted on May 12. The producer...
Construction input prices are up 23.7% from a year ago, while nonresidential construction input prices are 24.0% higher. Input prices were up in 10 of 11 subcategories in April....
WASHINGTON, May 10—Associated Builders and Contractors reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator increased to 8.8 months in April, according to an ABC member survey...
Construction employment, seasonally adjusted, totaled 7,628,000 in April, a decrease of 2,000 from March but a gain of 235,000 (3.2%) year-over-year (y/y) from April 2021,...
The construction industry had 396,000 job openings in March 2022, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
AGC posted an updated version of its Construction Impact Model, created for AGC by Brian Lewandowski, University of Colorado, Boulder, a leading regional economist. The model...
Construction employment, not seasonally adjusted, rose year-over-year (y/y) from March 2021 to last month in 268 (75%) of the 358 metro areas (including divisions of larger metros...
Construction input costs outpaced bid prices again in March, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data posted on Wednesday. The producer price index (PPI) for...
With increases in materials costs and shortages continuing for a multitude of items, AGC posted a new update today of the Construction Inflation Alert, an eight-page...