Industry Pulse: The latest construction data and statistics
This construction data hub is updated when any of the following three industry reports is released. These charts offer a look at the construction industry's health over the past two years.
While often revised in subsequent months, construction spending figures each month from the U.S. Commerce Department examine the private and public construction sectors. Within the private sector, the report tracks single-family residential, multifamily residential and nonresidential.
Latest report: October 1, 2018
Next release: November 1, 2018
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Construction Spending
- The Associated General Contractors of America Construction Spending Extends Year-to-Date Gains in August in Most Public and Private Segments Even as Contractors Struggle to Find Craft Workers
The labor shortage has consistently been a major challenge for construction companies. Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases job gains or losses in the industry and divides the figures into residential and nonresidential sectors.
Latest report: October 5, 2018
Next release: November 2, 2018
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation
- Associated Builders and Contractors Construction Industry Adds 23,000 Jobs in September, Says ABC
Architecture Billings Index
The ABI, from the American Institute of Architects, serves as an indicator of future construction spending — with a lead time of about nine to 12 months — as design services lead to new commercial projects. Any mark above 50 on the ABI indicates an increase in billings.
Latest report: September 19, 2018
Next release: October 24, 2018
- American Institute of Architects ABI August 2018: End of summer sees healthy billings rebound