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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC's membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.

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Construction Input Prices Down in November, Says ABC

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Construction input prices decreased 0.5% in November and are down 1.1% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today.
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Florida Tops ABC’s Annual Merit Shop Scorecard State Ranking for Second Year in a...

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Associated Builders and Contractors released its 2019 Merit Shop Scorecard today, an annual ranking based on state policies and programs that encourage workforce development, career and technical education
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ABC’s 2020 Construction Economic Forecast: Momentum Persists, Despite Uncertainties

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Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu forecastrall “wait-and-see” approach based on leading and lagging indicators and economic uncertainties, according to a 2020 economic
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Construction Input Prices Unchanged in October, Says ABC

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Construction input prices remained unchanged on a monthly basis in October but are down 2.2% year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today.
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ABC Elects 2020 National Chair, Executive Committee

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Associated Builders and Contractors’ Board of Directors elected Tim Keating, owner and president, R. C. Stevens Construction Co., to serve as the 2020 ABC national chair
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ABC Highlights Value of Leading Safety Indicators During OSHA Public Meeting

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Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Workforce Development Greg Sizemore spoke at a Nov. 7 Occupational Health and Safety Administration
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Nonresidential Construction Spending Rebounds Slightly in September, Says ABC

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Nov.1—National nonresidential construction spending rose 0.5% in September but is down 0.9% on a year-ago basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Construction Contractors Remain Confident in August, Says ABC

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U.S. construction industry leaders remained confident in August 2019, according to the Construction Confidence Index released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. While contractors were less upbeat regarding sales growth
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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in August

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Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator climbed to nine months in August 2019, up 0.5 months or 5.4% from July 2019, when CBI stood at 8.5 months
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Construction Input Prices Slide in September, Says ABC

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Construction input prices fell 0.6% in September and are down 1.7% year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today.
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Nonresidential Construction Employment Rises in September, Says ABC

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The construction industry added 7,000 net new jobs in September, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has expanded by 156,000 jobs, an increase of 2.1%
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August Construction Unemployment Rates Up From a Year Ago, Says ABC

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In August, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates rose nationally and in 31 states, fell in 13 states and remained unchanged in six on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors.
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July Construction Unemployment Rates Remain Low, Though Not as Low as a Year Ago,...

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In July, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates rose nationally and in 38 states, fell in eight states and remained unchanged in four on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor
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Construction Input Prices Rebound in July, Says ABC

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Construction input prices expanded 0.8% in July but are down 0.6% year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today.
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June Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 40 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

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In June, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 40 states and increased in 10 on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors.
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U.S. GDP Expands by 2.1% in the Second Quarter, Says ABC

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The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.1% annualized rate during the second quarter of 2019 with consumer spending leading the way, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors assessment of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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Construction Contractors Remain Confident as Summer Begins, Says ABC

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Construction industry leaders remained upbeat regarding nonresidential construction’s near-term prospects in May 2019, according to the Construction Confidence Index released today by Associated Builders and Contractors.
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Construction Job Growth Steady in June, Says ABC

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The construction industry added 21,000 net new jobs in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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May Construction Unemployment Rates Down in 46 States Year Over Year, Says ABC

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In May, estimated not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 46 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors.
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Nonresidential Construction Spending Slips Modestly in May, Says ABC

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According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data published today, national nonresidential construction spending declined 0.9% in May, totaling $788.5 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis

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