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Construction Employment Declines In 165 Of 337 Metro Areas

Construction Employment

Construction employment declined in 165 out of 337 metropolitan areas between July 2011 and July 2012, increased in 123 and was stagnant in 49, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that the new data comes out as many metro areas… Read More →

Construction Materials Prices Post Rare Year-Over-Year Dip In July

Construction Materials
by in Business News | Construction

The cost of key construction materials dropped for the third consecutive month in July, pushing down year-over-year prices for the first time since 2009, according to an analysis of producer price index figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. However, association officials warned that recent spikes in diesel fuel and steel prices… Read More →