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Located in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. Operating in partnership with its nationwide network of Chapters, AGC provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest.

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CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE BY 21,000 IN JUNE AND 224,000 DURING THE PAST YEAR AS...

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Average Hourly Earnings in Construction Top Private Sector Average by 10.1 Percent as Construction Employers Cope with Tight Labor Market; Association Officials Call for New Career Training Funding
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CONTRACTORS NEED NOT APPLY: ADMINISTRATION’S NEW APPRENTICESHIP PROPOSAL FAILS TO ADDRESS GROWING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY...

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The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in response to the release of the Department of Labor
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CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE BY 4,000 IN MAY AND 215,000 OVER 12 MONTHS AS INDUSTRY...

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Construction employment increased by 4,000 jobs in May and by 215,000, or 3.0 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience fell to a record low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America
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CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL URGES SENATORS TO PASS MEASURE TO PROTECT LEGAL STATUS OF OVER 100,000...

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Construction Association Head Says Senate Must Pass Immigration Measure that Avoids Significant Disruptions to Construction Projects in Regions with Big TPS & Dreamer Populations. The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 250 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM APRIL 2018 TO...

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Construction employment grew in 250 out of 358 metro areas between April 2018 and April 2019, declined in 53 and was unchanged in 55, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.
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SIXTY-SEVEN PERCENT OF NATION’S ROAD CONTRACTORS EXPERIENCED VEHICLE CRASHES AT WORK SITES, PUTTING MOTORISTS’...

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Associated General Contractors of America Launches Radio and Media Campaign to Urge Summer Travel Motorists to Slow Down and Be Alert amid Growing Concerns with Highway Work Zone Crashes and Fatalities
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 38 STATES FROM MARCH 2018 TO MARCH 2019 WHILE 29...

Thirty-eight states added construction jobs between March 2018 and March 2019, while construction employment increased in 29 states between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America
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CHICAGO’S UJAMAA CONSTRUCTION WINS DIVERSE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD BY NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION

Chicago’s Ujamaa Construction was named as the 2019 Diverse Business of the Year award winner by the Associated General Contractors of America, association officials announced today.
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 37 STATES BETWEEN FEBRUARY 2018 AND 2019; ONLY 16 STATES...

Thirty-seven states added construction jobs between February 2018 and February 2019, although construction employment increased in only 16 states between January and February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today
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CONSTRUCTION COSTS DIP IN DECEMBER BUT MOST MATERIALS AND SERVICES PRICES ACCELERATE IN 2018;...

After a year marked by numerous price spikes, construction costs declined in December but remained elevated compared to year-earlier prices, while prices of new buildings also moved higher, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new Labor Department data.
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES FROM OCTOBER 2017 TO OCTOBER 2018 IN 44 STATES AND D.C.;...

Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between October 2017 and October 2018, while 36 states and D.C. added construction jobs between September and October, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.
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NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION GROUP PROVIDES OVER $100,000 TO PUERTO RICO CONSTRUCTION WORKERS TO HELP COVER...

AGC Charities, Inc., the charitable arm of the Associated General Contractors of America, is providing 65 construction workers in Puerto Rico with $100,750 in donated funds to help cover losses they incurred as a result of Hurricane Maria.
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 256 METRO AREAS BETWEEN APRIL 2017 & 2018 DESPITE CHALLENGE...

Construction employment increased in 256 out of 358 metro areas between April 2017 and April 2018, declined in 63 and was unchanged in 39, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that the data showed a continuation of strong labor demand amid shortages of qualified workers
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CONSTRUCTION GROUP USES MOBILE TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE HIGHWAY WORK ZONES SAFER AS MOST ROAD...

Fifty-four percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. In response, association officials have launched a new mobile advertising campaign urging drivers who routinely pass through certain work zones to slow down and be alert
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 38 STATES AND D.C. FROM APRIL 2017 TO APRIL 2018...

Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between April 2017 and April 2018, while 29 states added construction jobs between March and April, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.  Association officials said the employment growth likely would have been higher if firms could find more qualified workers to hire
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CONSTRUCTION COSTS SURGE IN APRIL AS NEW TARIFFS AND OTHER TRADE MEASURES LEAD TO...

The cost of goods used in construction jumped in April at the fastest year-over-year rate since 2011, with ongoing increases for a wide range of building materials, including many that are subject to proposed tariffs that could drive prices still higher and cause scarcities, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials said that the new data indicates many firms are already being squeezed by higher materials prices that they are unable to pass along to their customers
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 17,000 JOBS IN APRIL AND 257,000 FOR THE YEAR; HOURLY EARNINGS...

Construction employment increased by 17,000 jobs in April and by 257,000 jobs over the past year while firms boosted pay to help recruit new workers, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the increases in pay appear to be attracting more former construction workers back into the job market, but cautioned that labor conditions remain extremely tight.
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 38 STATES AND D.C. FROM MARCH 2017 TO MARCH 2018...

Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between March 2017 and March 2018, while 29 states added construction jobs between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.
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CONSTRUCTION COSTS CLIMB IN MARCH AS WIDE RANGE OF INPUT COSTS JUMP; TARIFF THREATS...

Construction costs climbed again in March, with increases for a wide range of building materials, including many that are subject to proposed tariffs that could drive prices still higher and cause scarcities, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials warned that tariffs on some items might lead to project delays and cancellations if supplies become unobtainable or too expensive for current budgets.
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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 228,000 JOBS OVER THE YEAR DESPITE DIP IN MARCH; INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT...

Construction employment increased by 228,000 jobs over the past year despite a weather-related dip last month, and the industry's unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent, the lowest yet for March, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials called for revitalizing and adequately funding career and technical education and training programs to ensure that employment in the high-paying industry would continue to grow.

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Single-Family Starts Increase in June

Single-family gains helped offset a drop in multifamily production as total housing starts edged 0.9 percent lower in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.25 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department