Tag: labor market

Hanson Aggregates - Penns Park Quarry Conveyor, Newtown, Pennsylvania. Photo: Zach Mentz

Construction job openings down, labor scarcity remains

August 29, 2023 By

Anirban Basu, chief economist at the Associated Builders & Contractors, anticipates labor scarcity to a headwind in 2023, despite job openings going down.

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Nonbuilding construction starts were up 24 percent in April compared to a year earlier, according to Dodge Construction Network. Photo: ThamKC/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Construction market remains resilient despite challenges

June 22, 2023 By

Although labor shortages and rising interest rates still pose challenges, economists from several agencies explain that in most areas the industry continues to thrive.

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P&Q Roundtable attendees talk inflation management

January 31, 2023 By

Inflation was a hot topic at the 2023 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Find out what equipment suppliers, technology providers and others had to say.

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AGC: Nonresidential construction materials prices up 21 percent

March 15, 2022 By

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

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What the latest construction jobs numbers say

December 27, 2021 By

The Associated General Contractors of America reports that two out of three metro areas added construction jobs from November 2020 to November 2021.

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Aggregate production forecast for 2017-22

May 26, 2017 By

Expect aggregate production to grow an average of 1.3 to 2.1 percent annually over the next five years.

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