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Construction Unemployment Up in January

The unemployment rate across all U.S. industries ticked down slightly in January but wasn’t helped by construction. The construction industry’s rate rose to 8.5 percent in January, the highest level since March of 2015, according to an analysis of U.S. … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Up in Most Metro Areas

More than half of metropolitan areas in the U.S. added construction jobs from December 2014 to December 2015, according to analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Construction employment increased in 190 out of … Continue reading

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Most States Added Construction Jobs Last Year

Construction employment expanded in most parts of the country in 2015, while many states finished the year adding jobs in December. According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) analysis of Labor Department data, 44 states and the District … Continue reading

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Construction Firms Cautiously Optimistic Headed into New Year

AGC 2016 Outlook Survey

There’s plenty of building to be done in 2016, and construction firms throughout the United States are prepared to grow the sector’s workforce to meet the demand. According to survey results from the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) annual industry hiring … Continue reading

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Metro Construction Jobs Tick Up in November

Construction employment in metropolitan areas continues to grow, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Employment in the sector increased in 190 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 64 and declined in 104 between November 2014 … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Rebounds in October

Construction job growth bounced back in October, as 43 states and the District of Columbia recorded employment increases from a year earlier. Meanwhile, 35 states added construction jobs in the past month, according to analysis of Labor Department data by … Continue reading

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September Construction Employment Numbers Down

Construction employment numbers were underwhelming in September, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Employment in the sector declined in 144 of 358 metro areas between September 2014 and September 2015, while construction was stagnant in … Continue reading

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Experienced Construction Worker Pipeline at 15-Year September Low

Construction demand continues on the incline, but the number of unemployed workers with construction experience has dropped drastically, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). That total is the lowest for September since 2000. AGC officials … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Declines in 153 out of 358 Metro Areas Between August 2014 and 2015

Construction employment declined in 153 out of 358 metro areas between August 2014 and August 2015, nearly matching the 163 areas that added construction jobs, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Slows in August

Just half of the states in the U.S. added construction jobs between July and August. However, the numbers were a little more promising from a year-over-year standpoint. Construction employment rose in 36 states and the District of Columbia between August … Continue reading

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