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More than Two-Thirds of Metros see Increase in Construction Employment

Construction employment expanded in most U.S. metropolitan areas over the past year, according to analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Employment increased in 247 metro areas, declined in 56 and was stagnant in 55 … Continue reading

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Most States Add Construction Jobs over Past Year

Construction firms added jobs in 31 states from December to January, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. On a year-over-year basis, 43 states and the District of Columbia added jobs from … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Adds 29,000 Jobs in February

Construction employers added 29,000 jobs in February and 321,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total in six years, as the sector’s unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low of 10.6 percent, according to an analysis by the … Continue reading

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Construction Employment at Highest Level Since 2009

Construction employers added 39,000 jobs in January and 308,000 over the past year, hitting the highest employment total since February 2009, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. The sector’s unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent. “Contractors … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in 257 Out of 339 Metro Areas

Construction employment expanded in 257 metro areas, declined in 43 and was stagnant in 39 between December 2013 and December 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released yesterday by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). … Continue reading

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December Yields Increase in Construction Employment

Construction employment totaled 6,166,000 in December, the highest level since March 2009, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The month proved a 12-month gain of 290,000 jobs, or a 4.9-percent increase. Construction employers added … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Increases in 38 States from October to November

Construction firms added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia between November 2013 and November 2014 while construction employment increased in 26 states and D.C. between October and November, according to a recent analysis of Labor Department data … Continue reading

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Construction Employers Add 16,000 Jobs in September; 230,000 for the Year

The construction sector’s unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, the lowest rate for September in years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials also reported that construction employers added 16,000 jobs for the … Continue reading

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Construction Employment in Metro Areas Expands Over Year, Gains Remain Uneven

Construction employment expanded in 220 metropolitan areas, declined in 73 and was flat in 46 between August 2013 and August 2014, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s analysis of recent federal employment data. Association officials added that construction … Continue reading

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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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