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Construction industry unemployment rate fell to 14.5 percent, down from 17.2 percent

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 09, 2012

The nation’s construction industry unemployment rate fell to 14.5 percent, down from 17.2 percent in March and 17.8 percent in April, according to the May 4 employment report by the U.S. Labor Department.  Year over year, the construction industry has ...

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Construction industry loses 7,000 jobs in March

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 06, 2012

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that construction industry lost 7,000 jobs in March, inching the unemployment rate up to 17.2 percent from 17.1 percent in February, according to the April 6 Department of Labor employment report. Year over year, ...

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The details: T&I Committee approves American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 03, 2012

The Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee today approved the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act jobs legislation to reauthorize and reform federal surface transportation programs and rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges and infrastructure. The current nation is currently operating under ...

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U.S. construction industry adds 8,000 jobs; construction unemployment now 13.6 percent

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 05, 2011

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Aug. 5 released its Employment Situation Summary for July 2011, noting that the unemployment rate was very little changed at 9.1 percent, or 13.9 million unemployed people. Since April, the unemployment rate ...

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ABC to Congress: Support policies promoting job creation, small-business lending

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 21, 2011

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) called on Congress to support policies that promote small-business lending and job creation. In a joint letter from ABC and ICBA dated Jan. 20, 2011, the organizations ...

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