Posts Tagged ‘ Bureau of Labor Statistics ’

‘Opportunity for the Future’ of Residential Construction

Sep 12th, 2022

Many companies, including JELD-WEN with its Women’s Network, are taking note of the opportunities available by increasing the number of women in the workforce. Faced with labor shortages, it’s no secret that the industry is looking to bolster its workforce by tapping into a previously untapped employee market. The National Association of Home Builders kicked […]

Capstone Points to Sustained Demand and M&As as Indicators for Building Products

Dec 7th, 2020

Independent investment banking firm Capstone Headwaters is among the latest pointing to rising demand and mergers and acquisitions (M&As) activities as indicators for long-term demand among building products. M&A activities among building-product-related companies has steadily improved, the firm reports, rising over 100% from second- to third-quarter 2020, after “coming to a near pause” in the […]

Door and Window Materials Show Mixed Prices

Apr 19th, 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest Producer Price Index (PPI) for March, showing changes among prices for materials used in glazing and fenestration manufacturing as mixed. The PPI for metal windows is up 0.3% from its February 2019 level and 10.8% year over year. Metal doors and frames showed an increase […]

Manufacturing Productivity for Fenestration Materials a Mixed Bag

Jul 28th, 2017

Productivity in the manufacture of materials used in the door and window industry has experienced gains and losses during the past two decades, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS recently released its Multifactor Productivity Trends for Detailed Industries – 2015 report, which measures output per unit of […]

Door and Window Material Prices See Slight Increase in April

May 15th, 2017

Prices of most materials used in the door, window and glass industries were either flat or slightly increased in April, according to a DWM analysis of Producer Price Index (PPI) data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category was unchanged in April at 132.9, […]

PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices See Minor Decrease in January

Feb 19th, 2015

Flat glass prices dipped slightly in January, decreasing 0.1 percent after a big jump of 1.8 percent in December, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output, according to the […]

Nonresidential Construction Employment Retains Momentum in August

Sep 8th, 2014

The U.S. construction industry added 20,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released September 5. July’s estimate was revised upward from 22,000 to 31,000 net new jobs. Nonresidential construction added 5,500 jobs in August, which could be considered a bit soft, but the segment added 15,200 jobs in July (revised upward from 6,600), according to a report from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Continue to Climb in June

Jul 18th, 2014

Flat glass prices continue to see in an increase through the first half of 2014 after dipping for much of the second half of 2013. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report issued Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices increased 0.2 percent from May to June, getting back on track after […]

Construction Employment Increases in 30 States from February to March

Apr 30th, 2013

A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction employment rose in 30 states from February 2013 to March 2013. The largest increase was seen in Connecticut, where those employed in construction rose from 50,700 to 53,600—an increase of 5.7 percent. Additionally, Arkansas saw an increase in construction-related employment from 44,300 to […]

Construction Employment Increases in 20 States from June to July

Aug 20th, 2012

A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction employment rose in 20 U.S. states from the month of June to July 2012. The largest increase was seen in Rhode Island, where those employed in construction rose from 15.7 thousand to 16.3 thousand—an increase of 3.8 percent. Other states showing sizable increases […]

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