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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.

Contractors and others are beginning to report diverse impacts on building projects and products from the coronavirus outbreak. Boston’s mayor, Martin Walsh, ordered construction...
Nonfarm payroll employment in February increased by 273,000, seasonally adjusted, from January and by 2,409,000 (1.6%) year-over-year (y/y) from February 2019, the Bureau of Labor...
National nonresidential construction spending increased by 1.6% in January and is up 5.1% on a year-ago basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data...
The coronavirus outbreak continues to spread globally each day but the impact on U.S. construction remains speculative. So far, there do not appear to be any reports of cancelled...
Although COVID-19 (commonly known as coronavirus) is not currently rapidly spreading through communities in the United States, its impact on Chinese production has been...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20—Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders held steady in December 2019 after surging in November, according to the Associated Builders and...
Construction data provider ConstructConnect reported today that the value of construction starts, not adjusted for inflation or seasonal variation, declined 6.6% year-over-year (y...
Nonfarm payroll employment in January increased by 225,000, seasonally adjusted, from December and by 2,052,000 (1.4%) year-over-year (y/y) from January 2019, the Bureau of Labor...
The employment cost index—a measure of compensation (wages, salaries and benefits, including required payments), which the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) posted for the fourth...