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Construction employment rebounds with strong September

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The construction industry rebounded in a meaningful way in September by gaining 23,000 net new jobs on a monthly basis after losing 5,000 net jobs in August, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Despite the broader industry gains, the nonresidential sector added just 2,700… Read More →

April construction unemployment rates improve

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction employment rates improved in 44 states and the nation in April on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released Wednesday by Associated Builders and Contractors. The not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rate of 6 percent was a 1.5 percent drop from April 2015, continuing a streak of consecutive… Read More →

Valley Has 3rd Highest Increase Of New Jobs As Construction Employment Up In More U.S. Metro Areas

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  Construction employment increased in 191 out of 339 metro areas between June 2012 and June 2013, declined in 97 and was flat in 51, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials welcomed the construction employment gains but cautioned that demand remained… Read More →

Valley Adds Most New Jobs Nationally As Construction Employment Increases In 185 Of 339 Metro Areas

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  It may be hot in the Valley, but that’s nothing compared to the sizzling construction employment market. Construction employment increased in 185 out of 339 metro areas between May 2012 and May 2013, with the Valley adding the most new jobs, 13,000, for an increase of 15%. Employment declined in 115 areas and was stagnant… Read More →

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASEs BETWEEN APRIL AND MAY AS SECTOR ADDS JOBS IN 32 STATES

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by in Business News | Construction

Construction employment increased in a majority of states in May, setting all-time highs in Louisiana and North Dakota, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Association officials noted that construction demand remains very uneven and urged policy makers to expedite stalled public and private projects. “The strongest… Read More →

Construction Employment, Spending Levels Hit 3-Year High As Firms Add 28,000 Jobs

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  Revised government data issued today show the construction industry is contributing substantially to economic and employment growth, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that construction employment rose for the eighth consecutive month in January, while construction spending in December increased for the ninth month in a… Read More →

Construction Employment Declines in 160 of 337 Metro Areas

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Construction employment declined in 160 out of 337 metropolitan areas between September 2011 and September 2012, increased in 125 and was stagnant in 52, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that construction employment in many areas continued to decline as… Read More →

Construction Employment Declines In 165 Of 337 Metro Areas

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Construction employment declined in 165 out of 337 metropolitan areas between July 2011 and July 2012, increased in 123 and was stagnant in 49, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that the new data comes out as many metro areas… Read More →

Construction Employment Declines In 31 States In Past Year; Arizona Gains 8,200 Jobs

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Construction employment declined in 31 states from July 2011 to July 2012 and in 28 states in the past month, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Arizona bucked the national trend, adding 8,200 jobs during that period and ranking No. 6 in construction jobs gained. It… Read More →

Construction Employment Declines By 1,000 In July As Industry Unemployment Rate Tumbles To 12.3%

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Construction employment declined by 1,000 in July even though the industry’s unemployment rate fell to the lowest level since 2008, according to an analysis of new federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The sector’s unemployment rate has steadily declined since 2009 as hundreds of thousands of out-of-work construction workers have… Read More →

Construction Employment Up In 25 States; Arizona No. 3 On The List

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Construction employment increased in just half the states plus the District of Columbia from June 2011 to June 2012, but declined in a slim majority of states in the past month, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. California added the most new construction jobs over the… Read More →

Plan to Revive Construction Industry Unveiled

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by in Economy | Workforce

The Associated General Contractors of America released a new national plan today detailing measures to stimulate demand for construction. Officials said the plan was needed to reverse construction employment declines that have taken place in 317 out of 337 metro areas since January 2007, according to new data the association released today. “Our goal is… Read More →

Arizona Leads Way As Construction Employment Expands In 29 States

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by in Economy | Real Estate

Construction employment expanded in 29 states between September and October with Arizona leading the way, the Associated General Contractors of America reported in an analysis of state employment data released today by the Labor Department. The new figures continue a nearly year-long trend of ups and downs in construction employment as the industry performs stimulus-funded… Read More →

Construction Employment Declines In 31 States

Construction Declines in 31 States
by in Economy | Real Estate

Construction employment declined in 31 states between August and September with fewer people working in that field compared to last year in 40 states, the Associated General Contractors of America reported in an analysis of state employment data released today by the Labor Department. Construction employment is likely to continue to worsen amid uncertainty about… Read More →