Construction employment remains at 5.798 million in August

September 6, 2013

shutterstock_67044274U.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 in the past year.

The unemployment rate also remained unchanged at 9.1 percent.

The U.S. saw a gain of 169,000 jobs in all industries in August, while the total unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent.

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