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Nonresidential Construction Job Growth Softens in July, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4—National construction employment growth remained tepid in July, with approximately 6,000 net new jobs added on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to an analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The residential construction segment added 7,200 net new jobs …

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ABC Announces Hire of Stephen Wiltshire as Safety Director

WASHINGTON, July 17—Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced that veteran construction safety expert Stephen M. Wiltshire has joined its 70-person staff as director of safety. “Ensuring that our members set the standard for world-class safety in the construction industry is a strategic goal for Associated Builders and Contractors, and …

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U.S. Labor Market Resurgent in June; Construction Adds 16,000 Jobs

WASHINGTON, July 10–National construction employment added 16,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in June, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Overall construction employment expanded 3.1 percent on a year-over-year basis, easily outpacing the year-over-year …

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Despite Lofty Backlog, Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Stagnant in May, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, July 3 – Nonresidential construction spending expanded by 0.3 percent on both a monthly and yearly basis in May and stands at $714.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, according to analysis of a report from the U.S. Census Bureau released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). …

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May 2017 Estimated NSA State Construction Unemployement Rates
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Nearly 200,000 Construction Workers Added Since May 2016, ABC Says

Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 24 States WASHINGTON, June 27–In May, not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates were down in 24 states on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). At the same time, the construction industry employed 192,000 more workers than …

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Year-Over-Year CBI Map of Regions and Backlog Months
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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in 2017

Gains in All Categories During First Quarter WASHINGTON, June 21– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) rose to 9 months during the first quarter of 2017, up 8.1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2016. CBI is up by 0.4 months, or 4 …

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EHCMA & ABC/CMEF Address Workforce Development Labor Shortage: What is the Solution?

On Friday, March 17, 2017, more than 200 guests attended the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) and Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation’s (CMEF) membership breakfast at Brady’s Landing to hear from industry leaders about the importance of investing in training and actively participating with groups to alleviate …

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