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Construction spending up 0.5% in May to nearly 4-year high behind rise in government spending

Construction spending up 0.5% in May to nearly 4-year...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 01, 2013

Spending on construction projects in the U.S. saw a second consecutive month of gains in May, rising 0.5 percent to ...

Construction industry adds 7k jobs in May, unemployment drops to lowest rate in nearly 5 years

Construction industry adds 7k jobs in May, unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 07, 2013

The construction industry added 7,000 jobs in May to reach its highest total of workers in nearly four years, according ...

Skilled construction worker shortage already stifling economic recovery

Skilled construction worker shortage already stifling...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 17, 2013

It looks like Executive Editor Tom Jackson's fear of construction's current labor shortage stifling the economic recovery is already coming ...

Housing starts jump 7% in March to highest level since before recession

Housing starts jump 7% in March to highest level since...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 16, 2013

The housing recovery boom marches on. Following a month of stagnation in February, housing starts jumped 7 percent in March ...

Annual U.S. construction value forecast to reach $919 billion

Annual U.S. construction value forecast to reach $919...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 09, 2013

The value of annual construction is expected to show an increase of 8 percent over 2012 levels, according to a ...

Construction adds 18k to workforce amid weak jobs report

Construction adds 18k to workforce amid weak jobs...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 05, 2013

Though industry growth slowed considerably month-to-month, by adding 18,000 jobs in March, construction continued its streak of job growth, according ...

Construction equipment investment expected to continue above average growth in 2013

Construction equipment investment expected to continue...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 04, 2013

Construction equipment investment is expected to continue to grow and an above average rate over the next three to six motnhs, ...

Smart, skilled class of contractors necessary to navigate worst recovery in modern history

Smart, skilled class of contractors necessary to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 26, 2013

In this era of partisan news both sides will spin any facts any way to make their side look better. ...

Maryland light rail projects expected to create 7,000 construction jobs

Maryland light rail projects expected to create 7,000...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 18, 2013

Two Baltimore light rail projects are expected to create nearly 7,000 construction jobs in the area and state officials are ...

Construction companies, AGC lobby Congress to spare programs from sequester cuts

Construction companies, AGC lobby Congress to spare...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 14, 2013

With an estimated $4 billion in federal construction projects in jeopardy due to the sequestration cuts that took effect March ...

Big construction employment gains indicate rising contractor confidence

Big construction employment gains indicate rising...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2013

On Friday the latest round of figures from the U.S. Labor Department showed that the construction industry enjoyed its highest monthly ...

Senate bill would create incentives for private transportation investment

Senate bill would create incentives for private...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 05, 2013

As the federal government continues to search for ways to grapple with the country's slowly crumbling infrastructure, two Senators have ...

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