Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) ’

PPI: Prices Steady from November, Continued to Climb from 2022

Jan 25th, 2024

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing are beginning to steady on a month-to-month basis, but remain mostly up over the previous year. In December, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category continued to climb, […]

Material Prices Continue Their Roller Coaster With Ups and Downs of All Sizes

Dec 14th, 2023

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) dropped this week, with prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing were a mixed bag, both on a monthly and year-over-year basis. In November, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category slowed, coming to a standstill […]

Jobs Report Shows Fewer Workers Needed, Except Construction

Dec 7th, 2023

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its latest job openings and labor turnover summary this week, showing that fewer employers are in need of workers. Job openings decreased by 617,000 to 8.7 million in October, marking the lowest point since March 2021. At the same time, the job openings rate decreased by 0.3 percentage point […]

PPI: Prices Continue the Roller Coaster in October

Nov 29th, 2023

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was released ahead of Thanksgiving, showing inconsistent prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing. Most showed no change from September to October 2023, but numbers were a mixed bag on a year-over-year basis. In October, the monthly PPI for […]

PPI: Prices Settle in September

Oct 19th, 2023

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was released last week and shows prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing slightly up for most entries compared to August, but mostly steady or positive in a year-over-year comparison. In September, the monthly PPI for flat glass in […]

PPI: Prices a Mixed Bag in August

Sep 21st, 2023

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) dropped last week and it shows prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing have fluctuated, not only from July to August 2023, but on a year-over-year basis as well. In August, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the […]

PPI: Prices Continue Upward in July

Aug 23rd, 2023

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was released last week and it shows most prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing continuing to rise, not only from June to July, but on a year-over-year basis. In July, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the […]

Initiatives Seek to Give Women and Minorities a Safe Landing in Construction

Jun 5th, 2023

In May, employers introduced 339,000 jobs in the U.S., bringing the total number of positions added to nearly 1.6 million for the year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Meanwhile, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) aim to ensure that more women and minorities have […]

Inflation Eases but Material Prices Remain Up over Last Year

Jun 1st, 2023

After the Federal Reserve issued its tenth consecutive rate hike in an ongoing struggle against inflation, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) latest Producer Price Index (PPI) showed prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing remained up, on average, by 10% over last year. The annual inflation rate in the U.S. fell […]

PPI: Prices Continue to Climb

Apr 13th, 2023

The latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing mostly increased, not only from February to March 2023, but on a year-over-year basis as well. In March, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category was the first […]