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Nonresidential construction spending in June only slightly lower than June 2019

While many contractors reported that they sustained project interruptions during the second quarter—the worst economic quarter on record—the nation’s nonresidential construction sector was still [...]

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Wisconsin takes small steps to reopen the economy

ABC’s government affairs team has successfully advocated that construction be deemed an essential service, and has shifted gears to advocate for the reopening of Wisconsin businesses and igniting [...]

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Construction contractors optimistic for post COVID-19 in Wisconsin

The backlog for commercial construction appears solid, according to ABC members who gathered this week to share their experiences on construction activity during COVID-19. Members indicate that [...]

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ABC chief economist: We are in a recession

ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu said today that we are essentially in a recession, now that so much in our economy has come to standstill. Basu, who spoke with members via a webinar today, says [...]

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Wisconsin’s Construction Unemployment Remains Lower Than Overall State Rate

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Wisconsin's estimated non seasonlly adjusted construction unemployment rate in July was 3%, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released by [...]

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Wisconsin Construction Unemployment At 2.8% In June

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Wisconsin's construction unemployment rate was at 2.8% in June, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released by Associated Builders and [...]

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Wisconsin March Construction Unemployment Just Misses Record Mark

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Estimated March not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rates fell nationally and in 49 states on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of [...]