Posts Tagged ‘ construction ’

Construction Employment Increases in Most Metro Areas over Past Year

May 29th, 2014

In most metropolitan areas, construction employment has been on the way up over the past year. According to analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America, employment in the industry expanded in 220 metro areas, declined in 70 and was stagnant in 49 between April 2013 and April 2014. “Construction employment [...]

Cal/OSHA Targets Construction Sites for Safety Rules Compliance

May 29th, 2014

Construction sites in the San Francisco Bay area have gotten Cal/OSHA’s attention, following a recent series of fatal accidents in the region. According to a press release, investigators will be deployed to inspect construction worksites throughout the coming weeks to determine whether adequate measures have been taken to identify safety hazards and prevent injury. “Construction [...]

Construction Employment Increases in Most States as “Fragile” Recovery Continues

May 20th, 2014

While the construction industry’s recovery remains “fragile,” it saw some positive numbers in April, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America Labor Department. Construction firms added jobs in 39 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months and in 29 states and D.C. between March and April. Construction [...]

Economic Index Shows Metro Markets Continuing on Path to Normalcy

May 6th, 2014

Of the 351 metro markets measured, 300 have seen year-over-year economic gains, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released today. The index shows that 59 metros have fully returned to or even exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity. The nationwide economic score rose [...]

Nearly 200 Metro Areas See Construction Employment Increases

Apr 29th, 2014

Construction employment expanded in 197 metro areas, declined in 87 and was stagnant in 55 between March 2013 and March 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America. Association officials noted, however, that construction employment stands to suffer if Congress allows federal highway funding [...]

Majority of U.S. States See Construction Employment Increase over Past Year

Apr 22nd, 2014

The harsh winter that plagued most of the first three months of 2014 may have threatened the construction industry, but the latest numbers from year-over-year analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America suggest it wasn’t enough to stall a positive trend in construction employment. According to the analysis, construction firms added jobs in 38 [...]

January Construction Employment Increases in 37 States from a Year Ago

Mar 31st, 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 37 states over the past 12 months and in 30 states between January and February, according to an analysis released last week by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of Labor Department data. “Considering the mix of states adding and losing construction jobs for the month and year, it [...]

February Construction Unchanged from January, McGraw Hill Reports

Mar 21st, 2014

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $486.7 billion, new construction starts in February were nearly the same as in January, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. According to the report, the flat pace for total construction starts in February was due to a mixed performance by major sector–less nonresidential [...]

Construction Employment Increases in 38 States Between January 2013 and 2014

Mar 18th, 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 38 states between January 2013 and January 2014, while 27 states experienced construction employment gains between December and January, according to an analysis this week by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of Labor Department data. “Especially considering the fact many parts of the country experienced very harsh weather [...]

New Study Discusses Future of Doors and Windows in European Construction Market

Feb 25th, 2014

A new study, published by Ceresana, discusses the diversity of development for doors and windows, and potential for recovery, in the European construction market. According to the report, conditions vary throughout Europe and demand has developed weakly since 2008. Residential construction in Spain, Portugal or Greece plummeted sharply, but the situation in Switzerland or Turkey [...]