Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ’

Construction Rises but Can Builders Finish With so Few Hands?

Feb 1st, 2024

The labor market showed significant improvements over 2022-23. But for construction, that trend was destined to change, experts warned [DWM]. By mid-2023, the number of workers needed had reached the mid-300,000 range, after peaking at over 500,000. Those improvements were attributed mostly to a decrease in starts among single-family homes, said Robert Dietz, chief economist […]

Department of Labor Dedicates Week to Promoting Apprenticeships

Nov 15th, 2023

The door and window industries are no strangers to workforce shortages. The larger construction industry has monthly worker shortages of around 300,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and door and window companies have experienced firsthand the difficulties of hiring and retaining workers. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) believes encouraging apprenticeships is […]

Grants Focus On Underrepresentation of Women in Construction and Manufacturing

Apr 24th, 2023

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 3.9% of construction workers identify as women. Meanwhile, a separate study by Dodge Construction Network on “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Design and Construction” shows that, among smaller firms, only 2% report having clear standards for increasing diversity that are also used to improve advancement. Several […]

Andersen Corp., Home Depot, Take Steps to Support Diversity

Jun 4th, 2021

At the onset of Pride Month, door and window manufacturer Andersen Corp., announced it has joined the Human Rights Campaign Business Coalition for the Equality Act (H.R.5). In doing so, Andersen joins a growing coalition of companies calling for passage of the Equality Act — federal legislation that would modernize our nation’s civil rights laws […]

Door and Window Material Prices Mixed in May, Up Year-Over-Year

Jun 28th, 2019

Prices for materials used in door and window manufacturing were mixed in May 2019, but have increased on a year-over-year basis according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In May, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category grew a modest 0.1% from the […]

Construction Hiring Increases as Manufacturing Employment Remains Steady

Jun 5th, 2019

Despite a national labor shortage, the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics displays notable growth in construction employment and a steady number of jobs in the manufacturing industries. Officials from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) say both attracting and retaining workforce is the top concern of its members, yet manufacturers remain […]

Bureau of Labor Releases State Employment Summary

Mar 13th, 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported unemployment rates to be more or less level in January, with changes showing among six states. Three states showed higher rates of unemployment, while three others showed decreases. Meanwhile, the District of Columbia and 44 other states remained stable. Nine states experienced decreases in jobless rates from […]