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7/29/2019 BIPARTISAN SENATE MEASURE WILL HELP IMPROVE NATION’S AGING ROAD AND BRIDGE NETWORK, MODERNIZE FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
7/19/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 42 STATES FROM JUNE 2018 TO JUNE 2019, WHILE 30 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN MAY AND JUNE
7/8/2019 CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE BY 21,000 IN JUNE AND 224,000 DURING THE PAST YEAR AS THE SECTOR’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECREASED TO 4.0 PERCENT
7/3/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 249 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM MAY 2018 TO MAY 2019 AS LABOR SHORTAGES LIKELY HELD BACK MORE HIRING
6/24/2019 CONTRACTORS NEED NOT APPLY: ADMINISTRATION’S NEW APPRENTICESHIP PROPOSAL FAILS TO ADDRESS GROWING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SKILLS SHORTAGE
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

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