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BLS Report: Worker Injuries Decreased in 2014

The rate of injuries and illnesses for U.S. workers in the private sector fell in 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Thursday. That continues a long-term decline that saw about 54,000 fewer cases in 2014 compared with 2013, despite an increase in the reported … Continue reading

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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices on a Three-Month Spike

Flat glass prices jumped another 0.9 percent in August after increasing by the same amount in July, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report issued by the U.S. Labor Department. According to the report, flat glass prices are … Continue reading

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Stage Set for Employment Cost Increase in Construction Industry

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As the U.S. construction industry continues its recovery, the much-discussed labor shortage will continue to change its scope. With that change will also come an increase in pay for workers, according to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist … Continue reading

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New OSHA Rule Presses Employers on Reporting Work-Related Injuries

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has beefed up its requirements for employers reporting severe injuries. In updating its “Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements,” OSHA enacted a final rule that will require … Continue reading

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National Unemployment Rate Stagnant as Construction Employment Increases

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The national jobless rate was little changed in July at 6.2 percent, 0.1 percent higher than in June. The rate, however, sits 1.1 percentage points lower than in July 2013, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor … Continue reading

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Latest PPI Shows Flat Glass Prices Up 1.7 Percent

Flat glass prices saw a 1.7-percent increase from March to April, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) Report from the U.S. Department of Labor. The flat glass index was listed at 120.8 for April, compared with 118.8 for … Continue reading

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Building Construction Employment Stable from March to April

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The number of building construction employees remained stable from March to April 2013 with a slight 0.1 percent increase, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimates that approximately 1.262 million (seasonally adjusted) … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in 30 States from February to March

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A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction employment rose in 30 states from February 2013 to March 2013. The largest increase was seen in Connecticut, where those employed in construction rose from 50,700 to 53,600—an … Continue reading

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Building Construction Employment Up 3.3 Percent from February to March

The number of building construction employees rose 3.3 percent from February to March 2013, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimates that approximately 1.257 million (seasonally adjusted) were employed in building construction-related … Continue reading

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