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Construction Spending Up in May






Construction spending in May totaled $1.036 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, its highest level since October 2008, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). May spending was 0.8 percent higher than in April and 8.2 percent … Continue reading




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Metro Area Construction Employment Gains Slow in May






Construction employment continues to increase in most metropolitan areas, but the number of gainers has decreased to the lowest level since April 2013, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Recently release federal data shows employment … Continue reading




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Construction Employment Continues to Increase in Most States






Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between May 2014 and May 2015, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Employment increased in 28 states and D.C. … Continue reading




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May Construction Unemployment Hits 10-Year Low






Every segment of residential and nonresidential construction sectors added jobs in May, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Construction firms added 17,000 jobs in May and 273,000 over 12 months, as the sector’s unemployment rate fell … Continue reading




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Construction Employment Increases in Most States






Construction firms added jobs in 40 states, as well as the District of Columbia, from April 2014 to last year. Thirty states and D.C. saw an increase from March to April, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the … Continue reading




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Construction Employment Increases in Majority of Metro Areas






Construction employment expanded in 249 metro areas, declined in 56 and was stagnant in 53 between March 2014 and March 2015, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) analysis of federal employment data. “Many firms are caught between … Continue reading




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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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