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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 employment, not seasonally adjusted, rose from August 2022 in 223 (62%) of the 358 metro areas (including divisions of larger metros) for which BLS posts ...
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose from August 2022 to August 2023 in 45 states and the District of Columbia and declined in five states, according to AGC’s ...
The producer price index (PPI) for material and service inputs to new nonresidential construction rose 1.1%, not seasonally adjusted, from July to August, propelled by a 34.6%...
Associated Builders and Contractors reported Sptemeber 12  that its Construction Backlog Indicator declined to 9.2 months in August, down 0.1 month, according to an ABC...
The search for workers remains nearly as challenging as a year ago, according to results from the 2023 AGC of America-Autodesk Workforce Survey, which AGC posted on...
A less known and often overlooked federal program, the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), continually provides millions in funding to support projects that upgrade, repair, or...
The construction industry added 22,000 jobs on net in August, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
Construction employment, seasonally adjusted, totaled 7,993,000 in August, a gain of 22,000 from July and 212,000 (2.7%) year-over-year (y/y), according to AGC’s analysis...
Contractors have reported far fewer supply-chain problems recently than in 2020-2022, according to informal soundings in mid-July by AGC chapters. The most frequently reported...