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Real GDP rises but investment in structures plummets; BLS projects 10-year job growth

Inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (real GDP)—the value of all goods and services produced in the U.S., net of imports—increased 3.0% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in the third quarter of 2017 (2017Q3), following a 3.1% rise in Q2, the Bureau of Economic Analysis

Jobs expand in 35 states through September; reports vary as to hurricane impacts

Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 35 states and the District of Columbia from September 2016 to September 2017, fell in 14 states and was unchanged in Idaho, an AGC

Apply for Craft Scholarship Today!

The Human Resources Construction Council (HRCC) and BYF are now accepting applications for the 2017 HRCC Scholarship.
 
The scholarship is open to anyone planning to attend or currently attending a technical school or approved craft training program. High school seniors, military service members, veterans and postsecondary students are all encouraged to apply.  

Construction input costs outpace new building PPI; job openings set August record

The producer price index (PPI) for final demand in September, not seasonally adjusted, increased 0.4% from August and 2.6% year-over-year (y/y) from September 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported

CHARLES P. RUCH ENGINEERING BUILDING NAMING CEREMONY AND 20-YEAR CELEBRATION

 In 1997, Boise State University's President Charles P. Ruch took action to form the College of Engineering.

Please join us as we celebrate the many successes and accomplishments since that time, and also honor former President Ruch by naming the Engineering Building in his honor. 
 

CHARLES P. RUCH ENGINEERING

BUILDING NAMING CEREMONY

AND 20-YEAR CELEBRATION

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Construction employment, pay rise in September; Dodge Momentum Index drops

Nonfarm payroll employment in September declined by 33,000, seasonally adjusted, from August but increased by 1,777,000 (1.2%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported

Construction spending rebounds in August; PPI accelerates; most states, metros add jobs

            Construction spending totaled $1.218 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in August, 0.5% higher than in July, and 2.5% higher year-over-year (y/y) from the August 2016 rate, the Census Bureau

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