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Construction Employment Declines in March

Construction employment declined by 1,000 jobs in March but is still up by 282,000 compared to the prior year, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The sector’s unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent. “After … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Continues to Expand in Most Metro Areas

Most metropolitan areas continue to see an increase in construction employment this year compared to last. Employment in the industry expanded in 278 metro areas, declined in 36 and was stagnant in 44 between February 2014 and February 2015, according … Continue reading

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February Construction Spending up for Year but Down for Month

Construction spending dipped slightly in February compared to January, but it increased year-over-year, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Spending in February totaled $967 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, less than 0.1 … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Most States over Last Year

All but five states in the U.S. saw construction employment increase over the last 12 months, with 33 states adding construction jobs from January to February, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s recent analysis of Labor Department data. … Continue reading

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More than Two-Thirds of Metros see Increase in Construction Employment

Construction employment expanded in most U.S. metropolitan areas over the past year, according to analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Employment increased in 247 metro areas, declined in 56 and was stagnant in 55 … Continue reading

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Most States Add Construction Jobs over Past Year

Construction firms added jobs in 31 states from December to January, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. On a year-over-year basis, 43 states and the District of Columbia added jobs from … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Adds 29,000 Jobs in February

Construction employers added 29,000 jobs in February and 321,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total in six years, as the sector’s unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low of 10.6 percent, according to an analysis by the … Continue reading

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Construction Employment at Highest Level Since 2009

Construction employers added 39,000 jobs in January and 308,000 over the past year, hitting the highest employment total since February 2009, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. The sector’s unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent. “Contractors … Continue reading

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“Red Tape” Among Primary Concerns for Construction Industry

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Contractors in the construction industry feel good about where things are headed, though according to one widespread survey, they remain wary about “red tape.” The Associated General Contractors of America recently released its 2015 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook, which … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Prepared to Hire in 2015

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Construction demand has grown steadily the past few years and, by most accounts, that trend will continue through 2015. So to meet the demand, firms across the country are prepared to bring in the necessary help—or at least as much … Continue reading

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