Posts Tagged ‘ construction ’

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 [...]

January Construction Slides 13 Percent

Feb 25th, 2014

The value of new construction starts fell 13 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $485.0 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The downturn followed a healthy performance in December, which was the third highest month for total construction starts during 2013. January’s retreat encompassed all [...]

Construction Industry Adds 48,000 Jobs in January

Feb 11th, 2014

Construction employment jumped by the largest monthly amount in nearly seven years in January, bringing industry employment to the highest level since July 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “Despite a second month of unusually severe weather in much of the nation, contractors more [...]

Construction Spending Rises 0.1 Percent in December

Feb 4th, 2014

Total construction spending increased 0.1 percent in December and rose by 4.8 percent for all of 2013, as a robust market for apartments and single-family houses outweighed downturns in private nonresidential and public projects, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “Residential construction ended on [...]

Construction Employment Increases in 34 States from a Year Ago

Jan 30th, 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 34 states over the past 12 months, but construction employment declined in 32 states and the District of Columbia between November and December as many parts of the country coped with weather, according to an analysis released yesterday by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. “While [...]

New Construction Starts Improve 5 Percent in December

Jan 24th, 2014

New construction starts grew 5 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $554.5 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. Although both nonresidential building and housing settled back during the final month of 2013, the nonbuilding construction sector (public works and electric utilities) finished the year on [...]