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June 11, 2024 in National, News

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Inches Lower in May, Contractors Remain Confident

Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 8.3 months in May, according to an ABC member survey conducted May 20 to June 4. The reading is down 0.6 months from May 2023. View the full Construction Backlog Indicator and Construction Confidence Index data series. Backlog…
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June 7, 2024 in National, News

ABC: Nonresidential Construction Adds 17,100 Jobs in May

The construction industry added 21,000 jobs on net in May, 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 increased by 251,000 jobs, an increase of 3.1%. Nonresidential construction employment increased by 17,100…
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June 5, 2024 in News

It’s no joke: Shortage of plumbers could clog up economy

It’s no secret that the U.S. and New Jersey are facing a skilled labor shortage, with longtime trade workers on the brink of retirement and a significant deficiency of new workers in the pipeline. In fact, the construction industry is looking to recruit half a million workers this year to balance supply…
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