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Residential Construction Employment Fully Recovers from Pandemic Losses

After a year of economic uncertainty, residential construction employment levels have climbed back to where they were pre-pandemic. But will it last?

Construction Industry Still Struggling With Skilled Labor Shortage

New analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows construction firms still have trouble finding and hiring skilled laborers...


Housing Starts End the Year at the Fastest Pace Since 2006

Home building activity surged at the end of the year, setting the stage for a busy 2021.


Rising Material Costs, Surging COVID-19 Cases Dampen Builder Optimism

After a complicated but busy 2020, home builders are gearing up for an uncertain 2021... and some economic factors are...


New Home Sales Dropped in November Yet Remain Strong

New home sales are slowing a bit but demand remains high. Can home builders keep up?

Home Builders and Remodelers Optimistic Heading Into Winter

Remodeling and home building are in high demand, and industry pros anticipate no letup over the next few months.


2021 International Builders’ Show Goes Virtual

The 2021 International Builders' Show is moving online out of an abundance of caution.

PPP Funds Help Construction Industry Employment Rebound in May

Construction growth rebounded thanks to federal funding and the reopening of the economy. But will it last?