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Nonresidential construction growth rebounds strongly

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The U.S. construction industry rebounded strongly, adding 14,000 net new jobs in July according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This gain comes after the construction sector lost a combined 27,000 jobs from April to June. The construction industry’s unemployment rate inched lower in July,… Read More →

June construction unemployment rates improve

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

June not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates improved in 47 states and the nation on a year-over-year basis according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The national construction unemployment rate of 4.6 percent was 1.7 percent lower than a year ago according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics… Read More →

May construction unemployment rates improve

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction unemployment rates improved in 46 states and throughout the nation in May on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. The May national not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rate of 5.2 percent was 1.5 percent lower than a year ago,… Read More →

Construction material prices rise again in May

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction input prices expanded by 0.7 percent in May and have now expanded for three consecutive months according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index released Wednesday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The rise follows eight consecutive months during which construction input prices fell; prices remain 3.4 percent below their… Read More →

Construction job losses hit two-year high

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The construction industry lost 15,000 net jobs nationally in May, according to an analysis of Friday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The report shows the loss is the industry’s worst since December 2013. April’s estimate had been revised downward from 1,000 net new jobs to a loss of 5,000… Read More →

Nonresidential construction spending drops in April

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Nonresidential construction spending fell 2.1 percent in April according to analysis of  U.S. Census Bureau data released Wednesday by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Nonresidential spending totaled $688.2 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate. Much like last month, the sting of a disappointing headline number was mitigated by upward revisions to the previous two months… Read More →

Construction material prices continue free fall

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction input prices fell for the eighth consecutive month during February 2016, according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index released, Tuesday, by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Construction input prices fell 0.6 percent on a monthly basis in February and 3.7 percent on a yearly basis. Inputs to nonresidential… Read More →

Arizona artists have higher income than in other states

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Fine artists in Arizona on average make more money annually than artists in any other state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Arizona sculptors, painters and illustrators made an annual average salary of $95,600 in 2014, making the state the highest paying for that occupation, followed by New York at $75,940. The annual… Read More →

Massage Envy Spa hiring 400 statewide

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Massage Envy Spa is looking to hire 400 new employees. As the popularity of massage therapy increases, so does the demand for qualified massage therapists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists has a projected growth of 23 percent by 2022 — much faster than the average for all occupations. “At Massage… Read More →

Designated Drivers: Design Guides Corporate Real Estate

The Circuit Tempe will feature indoor and outdoor spaces designed for efficiency, density and collaboration.

Americans between the ages of 25 and 54 spend nearly nine hours a day at work or on related activities, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics’ “American Time Use Survey.” With 260 potential work days (or 2,340 hours) in a year, that’s a lot of time spent in the office. Leisure activities,… Read More →

10 Re-careering Tips

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Education | Lists

10 Re-careering Tips: 1. Check out the hot — and not-so-hot — fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics gives indications of which fields expect to grow versus lose jobs, so keep that in mind when you’re deciding whether or not to become a social worker (should be a good bet) or a television anchor (not… Read More →

Nation’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent after the economy lost 54,000 jobs in August
by in Economy

The nation’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent after the economy lost 54,000 jobs in August. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today that government employment fell as a result of shedding 114,000 temporary workers hired for the Census. Private-sector payroll employment rose by 67,000. “The August jobs report, albeit tepid, does… Read More →