The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in February, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.3% from January and 2.8% year-over-year (y/y) from February 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Wednesday.
Construction spending totaled $1.263 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in January, virtually unchanged from the upwardly revised December rate and 3.2% higher than the January 2017 rate, the Census Bureau
Education & Training Director Kristy Watson and Education Foundation Board Member Matthew Rehl attend the bi-annual Centennial Job Corps Workforce Development Breakfast held on March 1, 2018. Industry partners in the construction trades across the Treasure Valley meet to talk to instructors and student in Welding, Carpentry, Painting and Drywall about career opportunities in Idaho and employable skills they need for a career in Idaho’s Construction Industry.
This course reviews math skills and basics to construction drawing related to the construction environment and demonstrates how they apply to the trades. This course will cover alphabet of lines, architectural drawing using residential drawings, use of architectural/engineering scale and tape measure, along with many other amazing topics. Each topic will be followed by a hands on exercise in the classroom.
Construction employment, not seasonally adjusted, rose from December 2016 to December 2017 in 269 (75%) of the 358 metro areas (including divisions of larger metros) for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides construction employment data, fell in 52 (12%) and was unchanged in 46, according to an AGC
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have diverse impacts on contractors' after-tax income and on demand for construction. In general, contractors taxed as C corporations will benefit immediately from a reduction in the top corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. The impact on pass-through entities (S corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships) will depend on the full set of tax changes for their owners/partners.