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10/6/2017 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 8,000 JOBS IN SEPTEMBER AND 184,000 OVER THE YEAR; HOURLY EARNINGS RISE 3 PERCENT AS SECTOR STRUGGLES TO FILL KEY POSITIONS
10/2/2017 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES IN MOST CATEGORIES FROM JULY TO AUGUST BUT YEAR-OVER-YEAR CHANGES ARE MIXED, WITH BIG DROPS IN INFRASTRUCTURE
9/29/2017 UNIFIED TAX REFORM FRAMEWORK WILL LOWER COST OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AND ALLOW FIRMS TO FOCUS MORE ON BUSINESS
9/28/2017 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 274 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS BETWEEN AUGUST 2016 AND 2017 AS FIRMS WORK TO COPE WITH GROWING LABOR SHORTAGES
9/19/2017 PROPOSAL TO PREEMPT NEW YORK’S NOTORIOUS SCAFFOLD LAW OFFERS GOOD START TO IMPROVING CONSTRUCTION SAFETY IN THE EMPIRE STATE
9/15/2017 THIRTY-FOUR STATES AND D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN AUGUST 2016 AND AUGUST 2017 WHILE 30 STATES ADD JOBS BETWEEN JULY AND AUGUST
9/1/2017 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 28,000 JOBS IN AUGUST AFTER SPENDING DROP IN JULY, BUT CONTRACTORS CITE WIDESPREAD DIFFICULTY FINDING EXPERIENCED WORKERS
8/29/2017 SEVENTY-PERCENT OF CONTRACTORS HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING QUALIFIED CRAFT WORKERS TO HIRE AMID GROWING CONSTRUCTION DEMAND, NATIONAL SURVEY FINDS
8/17/2017 THIRTY-SIX STATES AND D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN JULY 2016 & 2017 BUT ONLY HALF OF THE STATES ADDED JOBS BETWEEN JUNE AND JULY
8/4/2017 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 6,000 JOBS IN JULY AND 191,000 OVER 12 MONTHS; ANNUAL GROWTH RATE IS NEARLY DOUBLE THE HIRING PACE IN OVERALL ECONOMY

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