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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 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 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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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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Various Economic Opinions Fail to Inspire Confidence

Apr 01, 2012

Various Economic Opinions Fail to Inspire Confidence

The construction materials sector has been busy with national conventions for associations, headlined by presentations from economists discussing the outlook for homebuilding and the federal highway bill. These presentations, made by highly qualified speakers with impressive pedigrees, leave one more ...

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NAPA holds Congress accountable for reauthorization inaction

Jul 02, 2010

With the construction industry continuing to shed jobs, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has mounted a campaign to mobilize the asphalt pavement industry and hold Congress accountable for its inaction on the surface transportation bill. Lack of such legislation is ...

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The Trickle Effect

Jan 01, 2010

Stimulus funds were intended to jumpstart public construction, but their impact appears to be over-promised and under-delivered. An Aggregates Manager survey shows widespread production decreases and layoffs despite federal initiatives. By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief A snapshot of the aggregates industry during 2009 ...

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Turning Back the Clock

Jan 01, 2010

By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief At the beginning of each New Year, it’s appropriate to reflect back and plan ahead. In the case of 2009, it may be uncomfortable to review some of the events that took place. The year began with ...

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