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Florida’s budget calls for big infrastructure investment

Feb 25, 2013

Florida’s budget calls for big infrastructure investment

The state’s proposed $9.1 billion budget includes plans for an 11-percent increase in transportation spending as the state tries to increase jobs, build more roads, and get the state’s ports ready for the Panama Canal expansion. According to the Bradenton Herald, ...

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Construction industry loses 7,000 jobs in March

Apr 06, 2012

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that the construction industry lost 7,000 jobs in March, inching the unemployment rate up to 17.2 percent from 17.1 percent in February, according to the April 6 Department of Labor employment report. Year over year, ...

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The details: T&I Committee approves American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act

Feb 03, 2012

The Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee, on Feb. 3, approved the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act jobs legislation to reauthorize and reform federal surface transportation programs and rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, and infrastructure. The nation is currently operating under ...

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U.S. construction industry adds 8,000 jobs, construction unemployment now 13.6 percent

Aug 05, 2011

  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Aug. 5 released its Employment Situation Summary for July 2011, noting that the unemployment rate was very little changed at 9.1 percent, or 13.9 million unemployed people.   Since April, the unemployment rate has ...

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