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Construction Employment Increases in Most States as Demand Continues to Spread

Construction firms added jobs in 36 states between August 2013 and August 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states between July and August, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. “The … Continue reading

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Construction Spending Gets Big Boost in July

Nonresidential construction spending expanded strongly in July, growing 2.5 percent on a monthly basis and spiking 8.6 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $617.8 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized … Continue reading

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Survey Shows Labor Shortages as Construction Employment Expands

As construction employment expands in many parts of the country, many firms are having a hard time finding enough qualified workers, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). A survey conducted by SmartBrief, in partnership with AGC, found … Continue reading

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Construction Recovery Has Industry Eager to Expedite Talent Pipeline

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The work is back. Now, it’s a matter of finding people to do it. By most accounts, the construction industry has been making steady progress in 2014 in its recovery from the economic downturn of the last decade. But the … Continue reading

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Construction Employment, Private Spending Surges as Public Investment Shrinks

The construction industry added 22,000 jobs in July but suffered a pullback in spending in June, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Construction employment totaled 6,041,000 in July, the highest total since May 2009, while … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Gains ‘Remain Modest and Sporadic’

Construction employment expanded in 215 metro areas, declined in 80 and was stagnant in 44 between June 2013 and June 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.  Association officials … Continue reading

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Latest Employment Report Shows Construction Recovery Remains ‘Choppy’

Twenty-seven states reduced the number of construction jobs between May and June, though construction firms in 38 states and the District of Columbia still had more employees this June than in June of 2013. Associated General Contractors of America officials … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Employment Up by 6,000; Unemployment Dips 8.2 Percent

Construction employers added 6,000 workers to payrolls in June as the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent, its lowest June level in six years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America … Continue reading

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Construction Activity Continues to Expand With Uneven Patterns

For the third-straight month, construction spending continued its modest climb, as solid increases in private nonresidential and public construction outweighed a downturn in residential projects, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of … Continue reading

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Construction Employment in Metro Areas Sees Modest Growth

There was a mix of positive and negative in the Associated General Contractors of America’s latest analysis of federal employment data. According to the analysis, construction employment expanded in 218 metro areas, declined in 72 and was stagnant in 49 … Continue reading

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