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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 and bid prices both accelerated in January, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data posted on Tuesday. The producer price index (PPI...
AGC posts new Inflation Alert; materials costs, availability, supply chain show mixed changes.
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. 
Employment lags February 2020 level in 26 states; wages climb 3.8% in 2021 but trail other industries.
Dodge, AIA, Census report small changes in starts for December but big increases from 2020.
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.
Nonresidential employment rises in December, residential dips; wage increases lag full private sector.
The labor market remains extremely tight going into 2022. Contractors will be competing fiercely for talent. They already have been, but that competition will become even...
There remains one exception that allows for a casualty deduction on personal-use property: losses within a federal disaster area as declared by the president. The entirety of...