Tags: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Construction industry gains 32k jobs in April

May 05, 2014

Construction industry gains 32k jobs in April

Showing signs of momentum after a slowdown from the harsh winter weather seen at the start of the year, the U.S. construction industry saw its largest gain in jobs since the start of the year. The industry added 32,000 jobs in ...

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Construction industry gains 48k jobs in January

Feb 12, 2014

Construction industry gains 48k jobs in January

The U.S. construction industry gained 48,000 jobs in January, according to data released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The loss pushed the industry from 5.874 million jobs in December (revised from 5.851 million) to 5.922 ...

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Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December

Jan 10, 2014

Construction industry loses 16k jobs in December

The U.S. construction industry lost 16,000 jobs in December, according to data released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The loss pushed the industry from 5.849 million jobs in November (revised from 5.851 million) to 5.833 ...

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Construction industry gains 17k jobs in November

Dec 11, 2013

Construction industry gains 17k jobs in November

The U.S. construction industry gained 17,000 jobs in November, according to data released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The gains pushed the industry from 5.834 million jobs in October to 5.851 million jobs in November. Total ...

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Construction industry adds 11,000 jobs in October

Nov 11, 2013

Construction industry adds 11,000 jobs in October

The U.S. construction industry gained 11,000 jobs in October, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which show that, despite predictions that the 16-day government shutdown ...

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Construction industry adds 20,000 jobs in September

Oct 22, 2013

Construction industry adds 20,000 jobs in September

The U.S. construction industry gained 20,000 jobs in September, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which show that the industry employs 5.826 million Americans -- ...

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Construction employment remains at 5.798 million in August

Sep 06, 2013

Construction employment remains at 5.798 million in August

U.S. construction employment remained flat in August, keeping July’s mark of 5.798 million, according to our sister site, Equipment World. The information comes from preliminary Bureau of Labor Statistics (BTS) data, which show that construction employment has grown by 3 percent ...

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Construction materials prices slip 0.1 percent in June

Jul 17, 2013

Construction materials prices slip 0.1 percent in June

The average cost of materials consumed by the construction industry, including items like diesel fuel, slipped 0.1 percent in June, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The data come from the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) ...

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Transportation loses 5,100 jobs in June

Jul 09, 2013

Transportation loses 5,100 jobs in June

The transportation sector lost 5,100 jobs in June, dropping to 4,456,800 last month from 4,461,900 in May, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The data come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reported that the highest gains were ...

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U.S. unemployment drops to 7.7 percent in February

Apr 05, 2013

U.S. unemployment drops to 7.7 percent in February

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in February, the lowest level since 2008, CNN Money reported. The figures, which come from a Labor Department report released today, count 12 million workers as unemployed, which CNN reports is due in ...

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Non-residential fixed investment drops 12% in Q1 2012

Apr 27, 2012

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) says that non-residential fixed investment in structures dropped 12 percent in the first quarter of 2012 following a 0.9 percent decrease in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the April 27 Department of ...

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Editorial

Dec 01, 2010

The carrot and the stick By Therese Dunphy Which tool works better — the carrot or the stick? It’s a dilemma that managers face every day as they try to encourage the best performance from personnel. The correct answer usually depends on ...

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