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Construction Employment Stalls, Industry Unemployment Rate Falls

According to the Associated General Contractors of America’s recent analysis of new government data construction employment edged up by 2,000 jobs between March and April as contractors scrambled to find workers in an increasingly tight labor market. Association leaders urged … Continue reading

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Three out of Four Metro Areas Add Construction Jobs from March 2021 to March 2022

An analysis of new government employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America shows construction employment increased in three-fourths of U.S. metro areas between March 2021 and March 2022. Association officials noted that labor shortages likely kept many firms … Continue reading

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Construction Employment in March Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Peak Level

According to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America, construction employment in March exceeded pre-pandemic levels in 32 states. Association officials said in a press release that the government should support more career opportunities … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Numbers Struggle to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Construction employment in February remained below pre-pandemic levels in all but six states, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Soaring material costs and supply-chain problems are seen as a threat to future employment. The … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Slips in 225 Metro Areas From January 2020 to January 2021

The Associated General Contractors of America’s recent analysis of government employment data and its own contractor survey shows that construction employment decreased from January 2020 to January 2021 in nearly two-thirds of the nation’s metro areas as more project cancellations … Continue reading

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