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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 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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The nation is ‘hurling itself toward a fiscal cliff,’ says ABC chief economist

Oct 08, 2012

The nation is ‘hurling itself toward a fiscal cliff,’ says ABC chief economist

The U.S. Department of Labor's latest employment report is out. For some key industry sectors, it's good news -- but not for construction. This is not news we want to hear, but I certainly think it's going to fuel the fire ...

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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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Construction unemployment up 16 percent

Jan 06, 2012

Construction unemployment up 16 percent

Construction unemployment jumped 16 percent in December, according to a Jan. 6 report from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). However, ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu says this rise in unemployment shouldn’t cause too much alarm. "The increase in construction ...

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Hundreds converge in O.C. to help get Americans back to work

Aug 31, 2011

More than 250 people came together on Aug. 31 in a first-of-its kind summit to discuss factors that create jobs and offer solutions to expediting transportation projects for America’s future, according to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). The Jobs ...

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Heavy/civil engineering hiring up, overall employment unchanged

Jun 15, 2011

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Chief Economist Ken Simonson on June 6 reported that construction unemployment in total for May remained unchanged from April levels, but heavy and civil engineering construction firms, many of them responsible for highway ...

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We need jobs, not just unemployment insurance

Aug 05, 2010

Ohio Republican Gov. George Voinovich's guest commentary on Politico.com puts the unemployment situation, especially in our hard-hit construction industry, into perspective. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/40604.html The road to jobs Congress narrowly approved yet another unemployment insurance extension, but my colleagues on the other ...

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