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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.

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...
Seasonally adjusted construction employment increased from December 2018 to December 2019 in 34 states and the District of Columbia and declined in 16 states, an AGC analysis of...
Associated Builders and Contractors reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell slightly to 8.8 months in November, a 1.5% decline from October’s reading.“Nonresidential...
For 2019 as a whole, the PPI for new nonresidential building construction—a measure of the price that contractors say they would charge to build a fixed set of buildings—rose 3.8...
Nonfarm payroll employment in December increased by 145,000, seasonally adjusted, from November and by 2,108,000 (1.4%) for the year, BLS reported. The unemployment rate remained...
On Sept. 27, the DOL issued a final rule on overtime, officially named Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales...