Spending on most categories of nonresidential and multifamily construction declined from February to March as contractors struggled to find enough workers and get timely deliveries of materials, according to an analysis the AGC released regarding federal spending data.
Contractors Association Prepares Updated Construction Inflation Alert as Tight Labor Market, Soaring Materials Costs, and Supply Chain Disruptions Threaten to Delay Projects and Undercut Further Job Gains
February 10, 2022
Construction employment dipped by 5,000 jobs between December and January even though hourly pay rose at a record pace in the past year, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data.
New York, Louisiana Have Worst Losses Between December & February 2020, While Utah, South Dakota Top Gainers; Florida, Alabama, Rhode Island Have Worst One-Month Losses & Texas, West Virginia Have Best Gains
January 28, 2022
The Biden Administration’s decision to withdraw its emergency vaccine mandate for firms that employ 100 or more people will help firms avoid losing workers unwilling to comply with the new measure.
New Industry Outlook Shows Contractors Expect a Boost from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and Broad-Based Private-Sector Demand, Except for Retail and Office Construction, If They Can Find Workers and Materials
January 12, 2022
Construction contractors expect increasing demand for numerous types of projects in 2022 despite ongoing supply chain and labor challenges, as most firms plan to add workers this year.
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, Calif. and Worcester, Mass. Post Largest Year-over-Year Increases; Nassau County-Suffolk County, N.Y. and Evansville, Ind.-Ky. Experience the Worst Declines over 12 Months
November 30, 2021
Between October 2020 and October 2021, nearly two out of three U.S. metro areas added construction jobs.
Nonresidential Construction Sector Has Yet to Hit Pre-pandemic Levels Amid Supply Chain Disruptions & Delays. Association Officials Noted that Supply Chain Problems and Materials Price Increases are Impacting Demand for Nonresidential Projects, Prompting Some Owners to Delay or Cancel Projects
October 11, 2021
The construction industry gained 22,000 jobs between August and September as nonresidential construction firms added employees for the first time in six months.