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Construction employment way up in September

Wayne Grayson - Oct 03, 2014

Construction employment way up 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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Find out which state leads the nation in construction job losses

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 24, 2014

Find out which state leads the nation in construction job losses

After Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, pummeling the New Jersey shore in particular, businesses in 113 of 565 New Jersey municipalities experienced a combined total of $382 million in commercial property loss, according to Federal Emergency Management ...

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Construction unemployment dips to 13.2 percent despite loss of 6k jobs in April

Amanda Bayhi - May 03, 2013

Construction unemployment dips to 13.2 percent despite loss of 6k jobs in April

Despite a loss of  6,000 jobs in the construction industry in April, the industry’s unemployment rate fell to 13.2 percent for the month, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. Those figures follow a 14.7-percent jobless rate in March. In April, 5.79 million ...

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Good news, bad news on construction employment front

Staff Report - 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 April level ...

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‘I Make America’ campaign turns 1; celebrates with virtual march on D.C. for infrastructure investment

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 06, 2011

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the I Make America campaign celebrated the campaign’s first anniversary, and to mark the occasion, industry supporters held a virtual march on Washington, D.C. AEM called on its supporters to send letters, sign a ...

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Roadworks

Better Roads Staff - Jun 03, 2011

Roadworks

Before you can bid, tell me which candidates you contributed to. By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on what our government does that might be the thin end of the ...

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Cities add most construction jobs since 2008

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Sep 28, 2010

Construction employment expanded in 56 out of 337 metropolitan areas between August 2009 and August 2010, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. More cities added construction jobs during the past ...

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