Construction unemployment drops to 15.6 percent in June, ABC says

Tina Grady Barbaccia

July 18, 2011

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that despite a loss of 9,000 jobs in June, the construction industry unemployment rate dropped to 15.6 percent – the lowest level since December 2008, according to the July 8 employment report by the U.S. Labor Department.

Meanwhile, the construction industry has added 2,000 jobs compared to the same time last year, according to the ABC report.

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