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: February 1, 2018
Next release: March 1, 2018
- Construction Dive US construction spending hit record high for second-straight month
- U.S. Commerce Department Monthly construction spending, December 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: February 2, 2018
Next release: March 9, 2018
- Construction Dive Construction adds 36K jobs in January
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation
- Associated Builders and Contractors Demand for Construction Workers Remains Strong, ABC Says
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: January 24, 2018
Next release: February 21, 2018
- Construction Dive December architecture billings strong, finish 2017's best quarter
- American Institute of Architects Architecture billings end year on positive note