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Construction Unemployment Improves in August

Not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates improved in 48 states and nationally on a year-over-year basis in August, according to analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The national NSA construction unemployment rate of 5.1 percent was 1 percent … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Declines in August

The U.S. construction industry lost 6,000 net jobs in August, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). BLS also revised July’s estimate from 14,000 net new jobs to 11,000 … Continue reading

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Construction Firms Cautiously Optimistic Headed into New Year

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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Kingsport Glass Plant Seeks Fix to Financial Issues

The United States’ only solar glass manufacturer is looking to make things right after getting behind in paying some of its employees. According to the Times News in Kingsport, Tenn., multiple employees of Kingsport-based Heritage Glass claim they haven’t been … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Adds 15,000 Jobs in February

Construction employment grew by 15,000 workers in February despite harsh winter working conditions, raising industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “The … Continue reading

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