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Construction reports suspended due to government shutdown

Oct 02, 2013

Construction reports suspended due to government shutdown

The monthly construction reports you normally see on Aggregates Manager -- like construction spending, construction employment, freight shipments and housing starts -- are likely suspended due to the federal government shutdown that began early Tuesday morning. The shutdown, which has furloughed ...

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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 industry adds 7,000 jobs in May

Jun 12, 2013

Construction industry adds 7,000 jobs in May

The construction industry added 7,000 jobs in May to reach a total of more than 5.8 million industry employees, according to our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, which also showed that ...

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Construction unemployment rate drops to 13.2 percent despite 6k-job loss in April

May 03, 2013

Construction unemployment rate drops to 13.2 percent despite 6k-job loss in April

The unemployment rate for the construction industry fell this month to 13.2 percent despite the industry experiencing a 6,000-job loss, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. In March, unemployment was at 14.7 percent. By the end of April, 5.19 million people held ...

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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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Good news, bad news on construction employment front

May 07, 2012

The construction industry lost 2,000 jobs in April, following similar declines of 3,000 in March and 1,000 in February, but still added 63,000 jobs over the past year as the industry unemployment rate shrank to 14.5 percent — the lowest ...

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‘I Make America’ campaign turns 1; celebrates with virtual march on D.C. for infrastructure investment

Oct 06, 2011

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the I Make America campaign celebrated the campaign’s first anniversary, and to mark the occasion, industry supporters held a virtual march on Washington, D.C. AEM called on its supporters to send letters, sign a ...

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Cities add most construction jobs since 2008

Sep 28, 2010

Construction employment expanded in 56 out of 337 metropolitan areas between August 2009 and August 2010, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. More cities added construction jobs during the past ...

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Construction employment expands in 26 states, D.C.

Apr 27, 2010

Construction employment saw gains in 26 states and the District of Columbia between February and March 2010, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. Two states saw no change and 22 states experienced ...

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