Posts Tagged ‘ construction employment ’

Construction Employment Increases in 191 Areas

Jul 31st, 2013

Construction employment increased in 191 out of 339 metropolitan 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 by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials welcomed the construction employment gains but cautioned that demand remained spotty amid […]

Twenty-Seven States See Rise in Construction Employment in May

Jun 27th, 2013

A construction industry ravaged by the recession received some promising news with word that the majority of states experienced an increase in construction employment during the month of May. The recently released figures, which came from an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America, showed that 27 states experienced a […]

Building Construction Employment Remains Stable from April to May

Jun 14th, 2013

The number of building construction employees remained stable from April to May 2013 with a slight 0.1 percent decrease, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimates that approximately 1.269 million (seasonally adjusted) were employed in building construction-related jobs in April 2013, compared with 1.268 million in May […]

Construction Employment Decreases in 33 States from March to April

May 30th, 2013

A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction employment decreased in 33 states from March 2013 to April 2013. The largest decrease was seen in Vermont, where those employed in construction dropped from 14,300 to 13,400—a decrease of 6.3 percent. Additionally, Illinois saw a decrease in construction-related employment from 185,400 to […]

Construction Employment Increases in 33 States

Feb 1st, 2013

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A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction employment rose in 33 states from the month of November 2012 to December 2012. The largest increase was seen in Wisconsin, where those employed in construction rose from 84.6 thousand to 89.5 thousand—an increase of 5.8 percent. Additionally, Florida saw an increase in […]

Construction Industry Adds 30,000 Jobs In December

Jan 7th, 2013

The U.S. construction industry gained 30,000 jobs in December despite an overall increase in the industry unemployment rate, according to the January 4 employment report by the U.S. Labor Department. According to an analysis from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), this is the fastest pace of construction employment growth since February 2011. Year over […]

Construction Employment Drops in 30 States

Jan 3rd, 2013

A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that construction employment declined in 30 states from the month of October 2012 to November 2012. The largest drop was seen in Indiana, where those employed in construction decreased from 129.9 thousand to 123.7 thousand—a drop of 4.8 percent. Additionally, Montana saw a decrease in […]

Construction Employment Shows Significant Decline in August

Oct 5th, 2012

The total U. S. construction employment for August 2011 through August 2012 fell in 164 out of 337 metropolitan areas, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America. The report also notes an increase in employment for 130 metropolitan areas while 43 regions displayed no change. “The looming fiscal cliff is already […]

Construction Employment Rises in 23 More States from July to August

Sep 28th, 2012

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics latest employment report shows an increase of construction employment in 23 states from July to August. In comparison, only 20 states showed employment growth from June to July in construction-related industries. Among notable increases, Arkansas saw a 4.8 percent increase—from 41,900 in July to 43,900 in August employed in […]