Construction employment rose in only 19 states and the District of Columbia in November, a weaker showing than in recent months, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data.
As in 23 other states, construction employment in North Carolina fell in November from the same month a year ago, the Associated General Contractors of America said this week.
Construction employment in North Carolina fell 2.8 percent in October from the same month a year ago, the Associated General Contractors of America said this week. The state lost 4,900 construction jobs during the period, bringing total construction employment to 170,600. From September to October, construction employment in the state dropped 1 percent.
A new tax law that would require 3 percent withholding from all checks paid to contractors for construction projects from the federal government has been repealed. The statute, set to start in January, was voted down 95-0 in the U.S. Senate last week, solidifying an effort to repeal the law that had begun in the [...]
As the construction industry’s unemployment rate hit 13.7 percent, the sector lost 20,000 jobs from September to October, the Associated General Contractors of America said late last week. The losses stemmed from continued declines in the public sector, the Arlington, Va.-based trade group said. Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist, said “boosting investments in key infrastructure [...]
The Charlotte metro area had a 1 percent drop in construction, mining and logging employment, shedding 200 jobs in September from the same month a year ago, the Associated General Contractors of America said. September employment stood at 37,600. Statewide, there was also a 1 percent drop in such jobs, with employment falling to 181,900, [...]
U.S. construction spending has risen by just a bit, the Associated General Contractors of America said this week. Spending increased by 1.4 percent between July and August and was up 0.9 percent compared with August 2010, the Arlington, Va.-based trade group said. Despite the increases, public sector activity has declined even as private sector demand [...]
In more grim news for Charlotte’s construction industry, construction, mining and logging employment fell 4 percent in August from the same month a year ago, according to a report this week from the Associated General Contractors of America. That meant the loss of 1,500 jobs in the three sectors, which had 36,600 jobs in August, [...]
Contractors found the prices of key construction materials cheaper in August, but annual materials cost increases still are outstripping building prices over the past year, the Associated General Contractors of America said Wednesday. Diesel fuel costs were down 6.2 percent for the month but up 32.9 percent for the year, steel was down 1 percent [...]
Construction employment fell 5.4 percent in North Carolina in April from a year ago, the Associated General Contractors of America said today. The state lost 9,700 jobs over the period. From March to April, the state’s construction employment fell 0.9 percent, for a loss of 1,500 jobs. As of April, the state had 169,800 people employed [...]