Posts Tagged ‘ Association of General Contractors ’

Construction Employment Declines in 28 States in Past Year

Oct 22nd, 2012

Construction employment declined in 28 states from September 2011 to September 2012 even as 30 states added jobs during the past month, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Association officials noted that the monthly gains, while welcome, were too small to offset the larger annual declines [...]

Cost of Construction Material Continues to Rise in September

Oct 16th, 2012

The cost of construction materials continues to surge from August through September, endangering contractors’ workload, according to data gathered by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Despite minimal price changes from the previous year, the recent spike in the Producer Price Index for inputs to construction increased 0.9 percent in both August and September. [...]