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6/21/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 39 STATES AND D.C. BETWEEN MAY 2018 AND MAY 2019, WHILE 31 STATES AND D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FROM APRIL TO MAY
6/7/2019 CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE BY 4,000 IN MAY AND 215,000 OVER 12 MONTHS AS INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO RECORD-SETTING LOW OF 3.2 PERCENT
6/4/2019 CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL URGES SENATORS TO PASS MEASURE TO PROTECT LEGAL STATUS OF OVER 100,000 CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, FIX IMMIGRATION
6/3/2019 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING DIVERGES IN APRIL AS PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT SURGES, PRIVATE NONRESIDENTIAL PROJECTS SLIP AND SINGLE-FAMILY HOMEBUILDING STALLS
5/30/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 250 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM APRIL 2018 TO APRIL 2019 AS DEMAND FOR WORK OUTPACES SUPPLY OF WORKERS
5/23/2019 SIXTY-SEVEN PERCENT OF NATION’S ROAD CONTRACTORS EXPERIENCED VEHICLE CRASHES AT WORK SITES, PUTTING MOTORISTS’ AND WORKERS’ LIVES AT RISK
5/17/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 43 STATES BETWEEN APRIL 2018 AND APRIL 2019 WHILE 32 STATES AND D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FROM MARCH TO APRIL
5/16/2019 PRESIDENT’S NEW IMMIGRATION PROPOSAL OPENS THE DOOR TO EXPANDING THE NUMBER OF CRAFT WORKERS WHO CAN LEGALLY ENTER THE COUNTRY
5/3/2019 CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE BY 33,000 IN APRIL AND 256,000 OVER 12 MONTHS AS INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO 4.7 PERCENT, LOWEST EVER FOR APRIL
5/1/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 218 METROS FROM MARCH 2018 TO MARCH 2019 AS NONRESIDENTIAL, MULTIFAMILY SPENDING GROW DESPITE DECLINE IN HOMEBUILDING

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