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12/8/2017 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 24,000 JOBS IN NOVEMBER AND 184,000 OVER THE YEAR; HOURLY EARNINGS RISE 2.9 PERCENT AS SECTOR STRIVES TO DRAW IN NEW WORKERS
12/1/2017 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING SETS RECORD IN OCTOBER WITH MONTHLY INCREASES IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE OUTLAYS, BUT INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING LAGS 2016 TOTALS
12/1/2017 SENATE TAX REFORM MEASURE HAS IMPROVED SUBSTANTIALLY BUT LACK OF INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS, TEMPORARY NATURE OF MANY TAX CUTS REMAIN PROBLEMATIC, OFFICIAL SAYS
11/29/2017 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 243 METRO AREAS BETWEEN OCTOBER 2016 & 2017 AS OFFICIALS URGE CHANGES TO TAX REFORM BILL TO SUSTAIN GROWTH
11/17/2017 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 41 STATES BETWEEN OCTOBER 2016 AND OCTOBER 2017; JOBS INCREASE IN 26 STATES BETWEEN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
11/3/2017 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 11,000 JOBS IN OCTOBER AND 187,600 OVER THE YEAR; HOURLY EARNINGS CONTINUE TO RISE AS FIRMS WORK TO FIND QUALIFIED WORKERS
11/2/2017 CONGRESSIONAL TAX REFORM PROPOSAL IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN PROCESS TO LOWER, MORE EQUITABLE TAX RATES FOR CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS
11/1/2017 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2016 AND 2017 AS GROWING PRIVATE-SECTOR DEMAND OUTPACES PUBLIC-SECTOR DECLINES
10/31/2017 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 250 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2016 AND 2017 AS GROWING DEMAND STRAINS TIGHT LABOR MARKETS
10/20/2017 CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE IN 35 STATES AND D.C. BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2016 AND SEPTEMBER 2017; 26 STATES ADDED JOBS BETWEEN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

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