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ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA: Construction Employment Increases in 225 Out of 358 Metro Areas in Past Year as Labor Shortages Likely Held Back More Hiring, New Survey Finds

Construction employment grew in 255, or 71 percent, out of 358 metro areas between July 2018 and July 2019, declined in 56 and was unchanged in 47, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Read More »

190 metro areas see rise in construction employment

New data from the Associated General Contractors of America shows that there has been an increase in construction employment in 190 of the 358 metro areas in the United States. From November 2014 to 2015, the areas with the highest growth include New York City, West Virginia and Ohio. Regions with declines in construction employment include Texas and Mississippi. Read More »

November sees gains in US construction employment

New analysis of employment numbers from the Department of Labor done by the Associated General Contractors of America showed job growth in the construction industry in 38 states in November. Of the 38 states, Florida added the most construction jobs in the last month with 10,600 new jobs. Other states with significant gains in new construction jobs were New York and Texas. Read More »

Associated General Contractors supports FAST Act's long-term highway funding

Although President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act last week, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America hopes to see continued Congressional support for the nation’s infrastructure in the coming years. The measure, which will allocate $305 billion toward infrastructure projects over the next five years, was the first long-term highway funding bill since 2005. Read More »

Construction investment in October reaches highest level in 8 years

Construction investments for the month of October achieved its highest level of growth in nonresidential, residential as well as public categories. Investments in construction for October amounted to $1.107 trillion. This is a seasonally adjusted yearly rate. It is 1 percent more than the total from September and an additional 13 percent more than the figure from October 2014. Read More »

Federal funds expand highway work zone safety training classes

The Associated General Contractors of America recently announced that it has received federal funds that will finance the ongoing highway work zone safety training classes for 2016; the Susan Harwood Training Grant, which amounts to $120,000, will support the programs, and the grant being given is part of the United States Department of Transportation. Read More »