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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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Nonresidential Construction Employment Retains Momentum in August

The U.S. construction industry added 20,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released September 5. July’s estimate was revised upward from 22,000 to 31,000 net new jobs. Nonresidential construction added 5,500 jobs in August, which … Continue reading

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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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