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Construction industry loses 6,000 jobs in July

Aug 06, 2013

Construction industry loses 6,000 jobs in July

The U.S. construction industry lost 6,000 jobs in July, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which show that the industry employs 5.793 million Americans. Despite ...

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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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Construction industry adds 13,000 jobs in June

Jul 08, 2013

Construction industry adds 13,000 jobs in June

The U.S. construction industry experienced a 13,000-job increase in June, boosting the industry to its highest employment rate in almost four years, according to our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary data, which ...

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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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Telsmith breaks ground on parts distribution facility

Nov 13, 2012

On Nov. 13, leaders from Telsmith Inc., Astec Industries, and the city of Mequon, Wis., broke ground for construction of a 33,760-square-foot facility to handle worldwide parts distribution for Telsmith products. The new parts distribution center will be located adjacent to ...

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Construction employment rises

Mar 09, 2012

The construction industry was up 21,000 jobs in January, likely due to two months of unseasonably mild winter weather. The Associated General Contractors of America released data attributing the higher temperatures to the two-year high in employment for the industry. However, ...

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Nonresidential construction employment increases

Jan 09, 2012

Nonresidential construction employment increased in December by 17,000 despite a 16-percent decrease in overall construction employment. Associated General Contractors of America officials said unseasonably warm weather likely extended the construction season, benefiting construction employment. “Nonresidential construction is clearly driving last month’s ...

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The Department of Labor: 45,000 jobs added in the first 3 months of 2010

Apr 05, 2010

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 162,000 in March, and the unemployment rate held at 9.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on April 2. Temporary help services and health care continued to add jobs over the month. Employment in federal ...

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Construction unemployment now at 27.1 percent

Mar 05, 2010

The construction unemployment rate jumped to 27.1 percent and construction employment dropped to a 14-year low as another 64,000 construction workers lost jobs in February, according to federal employment figures released today. The economy would have added jobs had it ...

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