U.S. construction industry

  • Nonresidential Construction Employment Retains Momentum in August

    The U.S. construction industry added 20,000 jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report released September 5. July’s estimate was revised upward from 22,000 to 31,000 net new jobs. Nonresidential construction added 5,500 jobs in August, which could be considered a bit soft, but the segment added 15,200 jobs in July (revised upward from 6,600), according to a report from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).