Construction Employment Declines In 40 States Between April And May As Soaring Material Costs, Supply-chain Disruptions Impede Recovery

June 23, 2021

New York and Vermont Iowa Post Biggest Monthly Losses, While Florida and Oklahoma Top Gainers; Texas and Wyoming Have Worst Job Losses from the Pandemic, as Utah and Idaho Add the Most

Construction employment in May remained below the April level in 40 states and the District of Columbia, according to an analysis  by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released today. Association officials said skyrocketing materials prices and excessive delays in receiving key construction supplies were holding back the industry’s recovery.

Another AGC Win – New Federal Coronavirus Emergency Temporary Standard will NOT Apply to Construction

Earlier today, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh announced that the long-anticipated federal COVID-19 ETS will NOT apply to construction. This represents a significant change from early reports that the new standard would apply to a broad range of industries, including construction. AGC of America led a broad coalition effort to question the need for the standard, considering the widespread adoption of coronavirus vaccines and the fact the construction industry has been operating, safely, since the start of the pandemic.

Words With Wayne 05-21-2021

In this episode of Words With Wayne, CM Company takes us on a tour of the new Owyhee High School wrapping up in Meridian.  This much-needed project has been worked on by many different Idaho AGC members. We'll also touch base with Idaho AGC staff in Las Vegas and Eastern Idaho, and meet the newest addition to the Idaho AGC Board of Directors:  Aaron Johnson with Bateman-Hall. 


Idaho AGC Endorses Brad Little for Governor

Ahead of next year’s statewide election, the Idaho AGC Board of Directors announced at its May 20th meeting that the association has endorsed Brad Little in his race for re-election as Idaho’s Governor.

“Idaho is fortunate to have had Brad Little at its helm during these past two years,” stated Idaho AGC President Jessee Rosin of Boise-based Mountain Companies. “Idaho’s economy, and its construction industry, has continued to thrive despite the pandemic and all the economic troubles associated with it. Governor Little deserves a lot of credit for this success and has earned another term.”