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In the Bag Promotions Opens New Production Facility

September 27, 2019

In the Bag Promotions Expands Headquarters to House Production Facility

D.C., 39 states add construction jobs through August; ABI slides; housing starts surge

Seasonally adjusted construction employment increased from August 2018 to August 2019 in 39 states and the District of Columbia and declined in 10 states and was unchanged in Mississippi, Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today show.

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PPI for construction inputs stalls in August; job openings set another record in July

Contractors' bid prices inched up 0.1% from July to August, while materials and services input costs dipped 0.2% for the month, based on an AGC analysis of producer price indexes (PPIs) that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Employment growth slows in August; construction spending is mixed in July

Nonfarm payroll employment in August increased by 130,000, seasonally adjusted, from July and by 2,074,000 (1.4%) year-over-year (y/y) from August 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. The unemployment rate was 3.7% for the third consecutive month.

Words With Wayne 08-30-2019: Episode 2

Good Morning,

Sit back, grab your coffee, and enjoy Idaho AGC and Industry updates with your very own CEO, Wayne Hammon.

--The Idaho AGC

71% of metros add construction jobs in July; Dodge, NAHB, ACEC reports imply more growth

Construction employment, not seasonally adjusted, increased between July 2018 and July 2019 in 255 (71%) of the 358 metro areas (including divisions of larger metros) for which BLS provides construction employment data, fell in 56 (16%) and was unchanged in 47, according to an

Autodesk-AGC survey shows no letup in tight labor market; 40 states, D.C. add jobs

Filling craft positions and some salaried positions remains as great a challenge for contractors as it was a year ago, according to participants in the Autodesk-AGC of America 2019 Workforce Survey, released today.


August 27, 2019

83% of Idaho Contractors Report Shortages Compared to 80% Nationwide:  Contractors Fear Situation Is Not Improving


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