Posts Tagged ‘ construction employment ’

Construction Employment in February Tops Pre-Pandemic Total

Mar 29th, 2022

Construction employment exceeded pre-pandemic levels in 32 states in February, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials warned the gains may be undermined if skyrocketing materials costs and delayed shipments cause owners to postpone or cancel projects. “Construction is doing well at the […]

As Housing Props Up GDP, Builders Lose More Workers

Dec 2nd, 2020

New residential construction continued its climb in October, according to the latest statistics available from the U.S. Census Bureau. In recent weeks, the Bureau reported that privately-owned housing starts were nearly 5% higher than the revised September estimate and 14.2% higher than 12 months prior. Permits were also up year over year, by 2.8%, but […]

Construction Employment Trends Up in September

Oct 11th, 2016

The construction industry added 23,000 jobs in September, and employment in the sector hit its highest level since the end of 2008, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted that average hourly earnings for construction workers increased by 2.8 percent compared to 12 months ago as labor […]

One Segment of Construction Just Reached a Six-Year High

Mar 10th, 2015

Construction employers added 29,000 jobs in February and 321,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total in six years, as the sector’s unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low of 10.6 percent, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “Despite challenging weather conditions in much of the country, […]

Construction Employment at Highest Level Since 2009

Feb 9th, 2015

Construction employers added 39,000 jobs in January and 308,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total since February 2009, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. The sector’s unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent. “Contractors have stayed busy this winter and expect to keep hiring through 2015—if they can find […]

Stage Set for Employment Cost Increase in Construction Industry

Dec 4th, 2014

As the U.S. construction industry continues its recovery, the much-discussed labor shortage will continue to change its scope. With that change also will come an increase in pay for workers, according to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist Ken Simonson. Simonson recently joined CMD chief economist Alex Carrick and American Institute of Architects […]

Survey Shows Correlation Between Worker Shortage, Training Pipeline

Nov 5th, 2014

As the words “worker shortage” have become louder and louder amid the discussion of the construction industry’s apparent recovery, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has pushed for a more proactive approach in reinvigorating the pipeline of young talent. Last month, the association showed exactly why its officials think that approach is necessary. The […]

Construction Employers Add 16,000 Jobs in September; 230,000 for the Year

Oct 6th, 2014

The construction sector’s unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, the lowest rate for September in years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials also reported that construction employers added 16,000 jobs for the month. According to the AGC, the gains come as more firms report having a hard […]

National Unemployment Rate Stagnant as Construction Employment Increases

Aug 18th, 2014

The national jobless rate was little changed in July at 6.2 percent, 0.1 percent higher than in June. The rate, however, sits 1.1 percentage points lower than in July 2013, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The West continued to have the highest regional unemployment rate in the U.S. in […]

Construction Employment Gains ‘Remain Modest and Sporadic’

Aug 3rd, 2014

Construction employment expanded in 215 metro areas, declined in 80 and was stagnant in 44 between June 2013 and June 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that uncertainty about a range of federal infrastructure and construction programs could weigh on future […]

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