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Construction spending jumps in February, edges up year-over-year; 232 metros add jobs

            Construction spending totaled $1.320 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in February, up 1.0% from the upwardly revised January estimate and up just 1.1% year-over-year (y/y) from February 2018, the Census Bureau

Career Launcher Update

March 26, 2019

When last we updated you, the Idaho AGC was working in conjunction with the Department of Labor and Idaho post-secondary institutions to launch the Career Launcher program using workforce development grant funds.  The program was designed to introduce its enrollees to a variety of career paths and skills available in the construction industry, included OSHA 10 certification, and would culminate in a hiring fair between program graduates and construction firms.

Employment rises in 37 states in February; starts drop; surveys show worker-supply worries

Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose from February 2018 to February 2019 in 37 states and declined in 13 states and the District of Columbia, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nonresidential spending gains offset single-family slump; input costs show mixed trends

            Construction spending totaled $1.280 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in January, up 1.3% from the downwardly revised December estimate and up just 0.3% year-over-year (y/y) from January 2018, the Census Bureau

Boise State Construction Management teams score success at 2019 ASC Competition in Sparks, Nevada

The Boise State University Construction Management department recently took 5 teams, 39 students, to Sparks, Nevada for the 2019 annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) student competition. Each team had a wide array of students in terms of industry experience and education level. Boise State teams competed in the Heavy Civil, Design Build, Commercial, Concrete Solutions, Project Management, and Alternates competitions.

New-building PPI outpaces input costs as energy prices tumble; job openings set record

            The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in January, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.6% from December and 4.9% year-over-year (y/y) from January 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported

Employment hits 11-year peak, weekly hours set all-time high in January; spending rises

Nonfarm payroll employment in January increased by 304,000, seasonally adjusted, from December and by 2,807,000 (1.9%) year-over-year (y/y) from January 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. The unemployment rate, 4.0%, increased slightly from December (3.9%) but decreased slightly from January 2018 (4.1%).

Career Launcher: Idaho AGC Partners on Workforce Development Grant

The Idaho AGC, the state’s largest network of construction professionals, has partnered with the 

Idaho AGC Member Portal Goes LIVE!

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