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Metro Area Construction Employment Gains Slow in May

Construction employment continues to increase in most metropolitan areas, but the number of gainers has decreased to the lowest level since April 2013, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Recently release federal data shows employment … Continue reading

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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 Employment Increases in Most States Through 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia from December 2013 to December 2014, according to analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Meanwhile, construction employment increased in 38 states and … 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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November Construction Spending Down Slightly

Construction spending edged down in November on a month-to-month basis but remained on a positive track compared to 2013, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Construction spending in November totaled $975 billion at a seasonally … 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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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 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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