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2/1/2018 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING RISES FOR FIFTH MONTH IN A ROW IN DECEMBER; PRIVATE INVESTMENT CLIMBS IN 2017 BUT INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING TRAILS 2016 TOTALS
1/23/2018 CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE IN 42 STATES BETWEEN DECEMBER 2016 AND DECEMBER 2017; 32 STATES & D.C. ADD JOBS BETWEEN NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
1/5/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 30,000 JOBS IN DECEMBER AND 210,000 IN 2017; HOURLY EARNINGS RISE 3.0 PERCENT AS SECTOR COMPETES TO ATTRACT WORKERS
1/3/2018 SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF CONSTRUCTION FIRMS PLAN TO EXPAND HEADCOUNT IN 2018, CONTRACTORS ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT STRONG ECONOMY, TAX & REGULATORY CUTS
12/22/2017 CONSTRUCTION JOBS INCREASE IN 40 STATES BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2016 AND NOVEMBER 2017; 39 STATES ADDED JOBS BETWEEN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER
12/20/2017 FINAL TAX LEGISLATION WILL LOWER RATES FOR CONSTRUCTION FIRMS, SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND BENEFIT CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS FOR YEARS
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

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