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8/27/2019 EIGHTY PERCENT OF CONTRACTORS REPORT DIFFICULTY FINDING QUALIFIED CRAFT WORKERS TO HIRE AS FIRMS GIVE LOW MARKS TO QUALITY OF NEW WORKER PIPELINE
8/16/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 40 STATES AND D.C. FROM JULY 2018 TO JULY 2019, WHILE 25 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN JUNE AND JULY
8/2/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES BY 4,000 IN JULY AND 202,000 OVER THE PAST YEAR AS THE SECTOR’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE INCREASES FROM 3.4 TO 3.8 PERCENT
8/1/2019 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING DETERIORATES IN JUNE BUT MULTIFAMILY AND NONRESIDENTIAL CATEGORIES INCREASE IN FIRST HALF OF 2019, OFFSETTING SINGLE-FAMILY WEAKNESS
7/31/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 253 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM JUNE 2018 TO JUNE 2019 AS LABOR SHORTAGES LIKELY HELD BACK MORE HIRING
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

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