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Tag: Ken Simonson

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AGC: Nonresidential construction input prices soar in April

May 13, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) say nonresidential construction input prices jumped 21 percent in April compared to a year earlier.

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AGC: Nonresidental construction spending down in March 2022

May 3, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) say while total construction spending is up, nonresidential construction spending is down from February.

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AGC: Construction employment up in 75 percent of metro areas in March 2022

April 21, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says construction employment is up in 75 percent of metro areas from March 2021 to March 2022.

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AGC: Construction jobs gains continue but more work ahead

April 15, 2022By

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says March’s construction employment exceeded pre-pandemic peak levels in 32 states.

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AGC: Metro area construction employment above pre-pandemic levels

April 7, 2022By

Nearly 60 percent of U.S. metro areas saw construction employment growth in February 2022 compared to February 2020, a month prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What’s ahead as construction season nears

March 30, 2022By and

Despite inflation, labor shortages and other issues, construction activity should still be pretty healthy in 2022. Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, explains.

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Simonson: Pricing volatility not going away anytime soon

March 23, 2022By and

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, expects pricing volatility for construction inputs to be a major storyline for the rest of 2022.

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AGC: Construction jobs up in most metro areas

March 17, 2022By

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) officials welcome the widespread gains but caution that contractors in many areas are having trouble finding enough qualified workers.

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AGC: Nonresidential construction materials prices up 21 percent

March 15, 2022By

Prices of construction materials used in new nonresidential construction jumped more than 21 percent from February 2021 to February 2022.

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