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Construction Sector Adds 16K Jobs in June

July 10, 2017 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Construction Sector Adds 16K Jobs in June Following Three-Month Lull as Industry Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level in Series History

Contractors Struggle to Fill Jobs despite Hourly Earnings 10 Percent Higher than Private-Sector Average; Association Officials Call for Measures to Make it Easier to Set Up Construction Training Programs

Construction employment increased by 16,000 jobs in June to the highest level since October 2008, signaling a new burst of hiring after three months of pause, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials urged federal, state and local lawmakers to enact measures to make it easier for school officials, local associations and construction firms to set up construction training programs.

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