Posts Tagged ‘ construction employment ’

One Segment of Construction Just Reached a Six-Year High

Mar 10th, 2015

*+-Construction employers added 29,000 jobs in February and 321,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total in six years, as the sector’s unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low of 10.6 percent, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “Despite challenging weather conditions in much of the country, […]

Construction Employment at Highest Level Since 2009

Feb 9th, 2015

*+-Construction employers added 39,000 jobs in January and 308,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total since February 2009, according to analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. The sector’s unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent. “Contractors have stayed busy this winter and expect to keep hiring through 2015—if they can find […]

Stage Set for Employment Cost Increase in Construction Industry

Dec 4th, 2014

*+-As the U.S. construction industry continues its recovery, the much-discussed labor shortage will continue to change its scope. With that change also will come an increase in pay for workers, according to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist Ken Simonson. Simonson recently joined CMD chief economist Alex Carrick and American Institute of Architects […]

Survey Shows Correlation Between Worker Shortage, Training Pipeline

Nov 5th, 2014

*+-As the words “worker shortage” have become louder and louder amid the discussion of the construction industry’s apparent recovery, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has pushed for a more proactive approach in reinvigorating the pipeline of young talent. Last month, the association showed exactly why its officials think that approach is necessary. The […]

Construction Employers Add 16,000 Jobs in September; 230,000 for the Year

Oct 6th, 2014

*+-The construction sector’s unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, the lowest rate for September in years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials also reported that construction employers added 16,000 jobs for the month. According to the AGC, the gains come as more firms report having a hard […]

National Unemployment Rate Stagnant as Construction Employment Increases

Aug 18th, 2014

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*+-The national jobless rate was little changed in July at 6.2 percent, 0.1 percent higher than in June. The rate, however, sits 1.1 percentage points lower than in July 2013, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The West continued to have the highest regional unemployment rate in the U.S. in […]

Construction Employment Gains ‘Remain Modest and Sporadic’

Aug 3rd, 2014

*+-Construction employment expanded in 215 metro areas, declined in 80 and was stagnant in 44 between June 2013 and June 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that uncertainty about a range of federal infrastructure and construction programs could weigh on future […]

Construction Employment Increased in 211 Out of 339 Metro Areas Between November 2012 and 2013

Jan 2nd, 2014

*+-Construction employment expanded in 211 metro areas, declined in 67 and was stagnant in 61 between November 2012 and November 2013, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released this week by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). AGC officials say the employment gains are encouraging, but caution that future gains are […]

Construction Segment Hits Highest Level Since August 2009

Dec 10th, 2013

*+-The construction industry continued its slow, but steady climb from the abyss, adding 17,000 jobs in November to account for its most favorable employment numbers in more than four years, according to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics. Buoyed by the largest spending increase in four years, the construction industry totaled 5,851,000 jobs in […]

Construction Employment Increased in 215 Out of 339 Metro Areas Between October 2012 and 2013

Dec 5th, 2013

*+-Construction employment expanded in 215 metro areas, declined in 74 and was stagnant in 50 between October 2012 and October 2013, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials added that despite the widespread jobs gains, construction employment remains below peak levels in 315 […]