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Most U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015; plan new hires and purchases

Jan 23, 2015

Most U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015; plan new hires and purchases

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at an even faster rate in 2015, according to a new survey and forecast from the Associated General Contractors of America. According to ...

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Construction adds 48,000 workers in December, employment up 5 percent YOY

Jan 09, 2015

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December, employment up 5 percent YOY

The construction industry added Americans to its workforce in every month of 2014, an employment streak capped by an addition of 48,000 workers in December. The U.S. construction workforce now employs 6.166 million people according to preliminary data from the Labor Department. ...

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Construction employment on the rise in 39 states

Oct 23, 2014

Construction employment on the rise in 39 states

Everyone in the construction industry will be happy to hear that construction employment increased in 34 states and the District of Columbia between August and September, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the  (AGC).  Construction firms added ...

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Construction unemployment drops in September

Oct 03, 2014

Construction unemployment drops in September

The construction industry added jobs during September, extending a streak of job gains now nine months long. Construction added 16,000 workers in September and now employs 6.079 million Americans, according to preliminary data from the Labor Department. That is the industry’s ...

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Construction employment rises by 6,000 jobs in June

Jul 04, 2014

Construction employment rises by 6,000 jobs in June

For six straight months, the U.S. construction industry has added jobs and held tight to its highest employment figures in five years. However, there have been signs of slipping as growth of its workforce slowed considerably in May and fell ...

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Construction employment rises by 6k jobs in May

Jun 11, 2014

Construction employment rises by 6k jobs in May

The U.S. construction industry notched its fifth straight month of employment gains in May but saw growth fall off considerably. The industry added 6,000 jobs in May, compared to April’s revised number of 34,000. The original April data from the Commerce ...

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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 employment rises by 19,000 jobs in March

Apr 04, 2014

Construction employment rises by 19,000 jobs in March

The U.S. construction industry added 19,000 jobs in March, the third straight month of gains and a welcome sign as demand continues to grow. March’s gains bring the total number of Americans employed by the industry to 5.964 million, according to ...

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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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