Ken Simonson


Paycheck Protection Program Allows Firms to Add, Retain Employees Despite Declining Demand

A large share of construction firms promptly received loan funds under the new Paycheck Protection Program, enabling many of them to hire or retain employees despite a surge in project cancellations, according to a survey released April 24 by the Associated General Contractors of America....


Construction Spending Declines as Decrease in Public, Private Nonresidential Construction Outweighs Strong Pickup in Homebuilding

Construction spending declined 0.8 percent in October from September but topped year-ago levels by 1.1 percent, as decreases in private nonresidential, multifamily and public projects outweighed a recent revival in single-family homebuilding, according to an analysis Dec....


Construction Employment Increases In 39 States and D.C. From September 2018 to September 2019

Thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between September 2018 and September 2019, while construction employment increased in 28 states from August to September, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released Oct....


Construction Employment Rises By 7,000 In September

Construction employment increased by 7,000 jobs in September and by 156,000, or 2.1 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience reached a record low for September, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America....


Construction Employment Increases in 39 States, D.C. From August 2018 to 2019

Thirty-nine states added construction jobs between August 2018 and August 2019, while construction employment increased in 29 states from July to August, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released Sept....


Construction Employment Rises by 14,000 in August, 177,000 in 12 Months

Construction employment increased by 14,000 jobs in August and by 177,000, or 2.4 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience remained near historic lows, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America....


Construction Spending Edges Higher in July But Decreases Year-To-Date

Construction spending inched up less than 0.1 percent in July from June but slipped from year-ago levels, as a weak single-family homebuilding market and declines in some private nonresidential segments masked gains in public and multifamily construction, according to an analysis Sept....


Construction Employment Increases in 40 States and D.C. From July 2018 to July 2019

Forty states added construction jobs between July 2018 and July 2019, while construction employment increased in 25 states from June to July, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released Aug....


Construction Employment Rises By 4,000 In July, 202,000 Over The Past Year

Construction employment increased by 4,000 jobs in July and by 202,000, or 2.8 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience rose, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America....


Construction Employment Increases in 253 Out of 358 Metro Areas From June 2018 to 2019

Construction employment grew in 253, or 71 percent, out of 358 metro areas between June 2018 and June 2019, declined in 61 and was unchanged in 44, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released July 31 by the Associated General Contractors of America....






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