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Construction adds few jobs in May as unemployment hits new low, openings reach peak

Nonfarm payroll employment in May increased by 75,000, seasonally adjusted, from April and by 2,350,000 (1.6%) year-over-year (y/y) from May 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Touch A Truck: Saturday, June 15th!

The Children's Museum of Idaho is hosting a "Touch a Truck" event on Saturday, June 15th!  

Get up close, see, and touch an Ada County Highway District sweeper, paint striper, vactor truck, dump truck, and bucket truck.  Additionally, Campbell Tractor will feature a John Deere tractor and Valley Ride is bringing a bus!  

Construction spending grows, aside from single-family; employment rises in 70% of metros

         Construction spending totaled $1.299 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in April, equal to the upwardly revised March rate but down 1.2% from April 2018, the Census Bureau 

Idaho AGC to Produce Industry Magazine!

Dear Idaho AGC member, 

The Idaho AGC is gearing up to publish its inaugural issue of the Idaho Associated General Contractors publication (yet to be named!). This bi-annual magazine will be an interesting read and reference for any member, individual in the industry, or resident of Idaho.

The anticipated articles will include a complete overview of construction in Idaho as well as key topics of interest and magnitude to our industry, including initiatives, programs, product and technology updates, and goings-on at the Idaho AGC.

Dodge, ABI, NAHB measures imply possible flattening; Phoenix has largest population gain

The "value of new construction starts in April fell 15% [at] a seasonally adjusted annual rate,pulling back following the 16% hike that was reported in March," Dodge Data & Analytics 

Construction employment rises in 43 states through April; Trump reverses some tariffs

Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose from April 2018 to April 2019in43 states and declined in seven states and the District of Columbia, an AGC analysis

'Bid-price' PPIs outpace input costs through March; new tariffs may push costs higher

              Contractors appear to be closing the gap between rising input costs and bid prices, based on the latest Producer Price indexes (PPIs). The PPI for new nonresidential building

Training Boise’s Builders from Classroom to Skyline

From the soaring Zions Bank building, which stands as the tallest building in Idaho, to the eye-catching Center for the Visual Arts taking shape on the west end of Boise State’s campus, the students and alumni of the university’s construction management program have helped build the Boise skyline from the ground up since 1976....

(CLICK HERE to continue reading this article on BSU's website.)

Construction employment climbs steeply in April; most spending grows in March

            Nonfarm payroll employment in April increased by 263,000, seasonally adjusted, from March and by 2,620,000 (1.8%) year-over-year (y/y) from April 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

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