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Tag: Ken Simonson

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AGC provides update on construction employment

November 20, 2020By

According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), New York and Vermont posted their worst job losses since February while Virginia and South Dakota added the most jobs.

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Breaking down US construction markets

November 12, 2020By

Construction markets have been inconsistent during the pandemic, with certain segments thriving while others struggle. Ken Simonson of the Associated General Contractors of America explains the divide.

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Ken Simonson and Zach Mentz. Photo: P&Q Staff

AGC economist offers a look at 2021

November 10, 2020By

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, expects residential construction to climb in the months ahead. Other market segments, however, may not be as fortunate.

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Report: Construction sector adds 84,000 workers in October

November 6, 2020By

Still, a growing number of project cancellations risk undermining future industry job gains, the Associated General Contractors of America says.

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Report: Construction spending up, but so are cancellations, delays

November 2, 2020By

Construction spending in September improved 3 percent, but 75 percent of contractors have experienced delays or cancellations, according to an industry report.

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Ken Simonson and Zach Mentz. Photo: P&Q Staff

What to make of the FAST Act renewal

November 2, 2020By

Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America, offers his perspective on the FAST Act being renewed through Sept. 30, 2021, and how that will impact the construction industry.

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The forecast for public works construction remains positive, especially when compared to other construction segments. Photo: iStock.com/Jens_Lambert_Photography

More contractors report canceled projects than starts

October 28, 2020By

The Associated General Contractors of America found this through a survey. It also says construction employment declined in most metros over the last 12 months.

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AGC: Construction employment down in 42 states from February to September 2020

October 26, 2020By

Construction employment was lower in September than it was in February in 42 states, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

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