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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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Construction Jobs Up From Year Ago, Sector Still has Ways to Go

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months and in 30 states and D.C. between April and May, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors … Continue reading

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Uneven Pattern in Construction Spending ‘Likely to Last’

For the third straight month, total construction rose at a modest rate in April, though Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America officials caution its recovery remains “fragile and fragmented” with an uneven pattern “likely to last.” “Residential, private nonresidential and … Continue reading

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Multifamily Housing Continues to be One of Construction Industry’s Top Prospects

Construction spending has continued to edge up monthly through much of the first half of 2014. Despite uncertainty in sectors such as single-family homes and public construction, one category in particular has helped keep the momentum going: multifamily housing. Construction … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in Most Metro Areas Over Past Year

In most metropolitan areas, construction employment has been on the way up over the past year. According to analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America, employment in the industry expanded in 220 metro areas, declined … Continue reading

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