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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.

Nonfarm payroll employment in September increased by 136,000, seasonally adjusted, from August and by 2,147,000 (1.4%) year-over-year (y/y) from September 2018, the Bureau of...
The value of "new construction starts dropped 6% over the month in August" at a seasonally adjusted annual rate from the rate in July, Dodge Data & Analytics reported on...
Seasonally adjusted construction employment increased from August 2018 to August 2019 in 39 states and the District of Columbia and declined in 10...
Contractors' bid prices inched up 0.1% from July to August, while materials and services input costs dipped 0.2% for the month, based on an AGC analysis of producer price indexes...
Texas Builders are having an even harder time than contractors in other states in finding enough skilled workers to keep up with demand, leading to higher construction costs. That...
Nonfarm payroll employment in August increased by 130,000, seasonally adjusted, from July and by 2,074,000 (1.4%) year-over-year (y/y) from August 2018, the Bureau of Labor...
Construction employment, not seasonally adjusted, increased between July 2018 and July 2019 in 255 (71%) of the 358 metro areas (including divisions of larger metros) for which...
Filling craft positions and some salaried positions remains as great a challenge for contractors as it was a year ago, according to participants in the Autodesk-AGC of America...
U.S. construction industry leaders are somewhat less confident about near-term prospects for nonresidential construction but remain reasonably upbeat, according to the June 2019...