Industry Pulse: The latest construction data and statistics
This construction data hub is updated when any of the following five 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: January 3, 2018
Next release: February 1, 2018
- Construction Dive US construction spending hits new all-time high in November
- U.S. Commerce Department Monthly construction spending, November 2017
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: January 5, 2018
Next release: February 2, 2018
- Construction Dive Construction gains 30,000 jobs in December
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation
- Associated Builders and Contractors Nonresidential Construction Employment Ends 2017 on a High Note, 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: December 20, 2017
Next release: January 18, 2018
- Construction Dive Strong architecture billings point to construction's momentum
- American Institute of Architects Architecture billings upturn shows broad strength