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Construction adds 45,000 jobs in December to finish 2015 up 4%

Construction adds 45,000 jobs in December to finish...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2016

Finishing 2015 with a ninth-consecutive month of employment gains, the U.S. construction industry added 45,000 employees to its workforce in ...

Why an error in the Commerce Department’s construction spending calculation is actually good news

Why an error in the Commerce Department’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 05, 2016

The Commerce Department has announced a revision to 10 years worth of construction spending estimates, correcting a calculation error that will ...

Economists hail construction as strongest sector of U.S. economy

Economists hail construction as strongest sector of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 16, 2015

With construction spending at a 7-year high, single-family home starts up 19 percent year over year, and hiring at pre-recession ...

Home starts jump 9.8% as apartment construction reaches 28-year high

Home starts jump 9.8% as apartment construction reaches...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 17, 2015

Thanks to a surge in new apartments, May's decrease in home construction starts was followed up by a sizable increase ...

Construction jobs flat in June; unemployment drops

Construction jobs flat in June; unemployment drops

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 03, 2015

Following two months of gains, the U.S. construction industry saw no job losses or gains in June. According to preliminary data from ...

Is the golden age of underground construction upon us?

Is the golden age of underground construction upon us?

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 25, 2015

During the Great Recession, one phrase reached cliché status: “this is the new normal.” In other words, suck it up, things ...

Construction adds 17,000 jobs in May; unemployment drops again

Construction adds 17,000 jobs in May; unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 05, 2015

The U.S. construction industry established for itself another streak in jobs gains during May, adding 17,000 jobs for the month. According to preliminary data ...

After 40 years in business, Savannah firm J.T. Turner Construction to cease operations

After 40 years in business, Savannah firm J.T. Turner...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 16, 2015

In announcing that Savannah-based firm J.T. Turner Construction Co. Inc. is closing its doors, founder Jim Turner said his company is the ...

Just about every type of skilled construction profession got a raise last year

Just about every type of skilled construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2015

Wages for skilled construction workers are up nearly across the board, according to the latest wage survey from the National Center ...

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80% planning to make new hires, buy new equipment

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80%...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 22, 2015

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at ...

Caterpillar shares fall after analyst downgrades stock due to falling oil prices

Caterpillar shares fall after analyst downgrades stock...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 06, 2015

While the falling price of oil has been delighting consumers at the pump across the U.S. for the last couple of ...

Construction adds 20,000 workers in November, but unemployment rises

Construction adds 20,000 workers in November, but...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 08, 2014

With an addition of 20,000 workers during November, the U.S. construction industry added employees to its workforce for an 11th ...

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