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Signals and Signposts

The current and future economy, trends in design and construction, political influence – sometimes we have something to say about topics which may be signs of things to come.

WASHINGTON, July 3—National nonresidential construction spending decreased 0.2% in May, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the...
Construction employment, not seasonally adjusted, rose from May 2022 in 230 (64%) of the 358 metro areas (including divisions of larger metros) for which BLS posts ...
Texas total nonfarm employment increased by 51,000 positions over the month—adding more jobs than any other state—to reach a 20th consecutive series-high job count at 13,918,700...
Four reports this week indicate a steep decline in multifamily starts, permits, or design work, with mixed signs for nonresidential projects.Total construction starts in current...
During a period of ongoing tumult associated with major bank failures, a near-miss debt ceiling crisis and shifting monetary policy, nonresidential construction backlog has...
The producer price index (PPI) for material and service inputs to new nonresidential construction fell 0.6% from April to May and 3.4% year-over-year (y/y), according to Bureau of...
WASHINGTON, June 14—Construction input prices fell 0.6% in May compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of...
The Dodge Momentum Index fell 2.0% in May but rose 11% year-over-year (y/y), Dodge Construction Network reported on Wednesday. The index “is a monthly measure of the...
The construction industry added 25,000 jobs on net in May, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor...