Posts Tagged ‘ Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. ’

Construction Unemployment Dips 0.7 Percent in July Despite 6,000 Job Losses

Aug 5th, 2013

Despite the loss of 6,000 jobs, the nation’s construction industry unemployment rate dipped to 9.1 percent in July on a non-seasonally adjusted rate, according to the U.S. Labor Department’s August 2 employment report. That number is down from 9.8 percent in June and well below the 12.3 percent from the same time last year. Overall, […]

Residential Construction Sector Showing Signs of Improvement Following Slow Recovery

Jun 21st, 2012

The Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) hosted its 2012 mid-year construction forecast earlier this week. Kermit Baker, chief economist for the American Institute of Architects; David Crowe, chief economist and senior vice president of the National Association of Home Builders; and Anirban Basu, ABC chief economist, provided differing projections for construction industry sectors, which […]