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4/1/2019 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES 1.0 PERCENT FROM JANUARY TO FEBRUARY; INDUSTRY ADDS JOBS IN 232 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS SINCE FEBRUARY 2018
3/22/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 37 STATES BETWEEN FEBRUARY 2018 AND 2019; ONLY 16 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN PAST MONTH AMID EXTREME WINTER WEATHER
3/15/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 275 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM JANUARY 2018 TO JANUARY 2019; 39 AREAS EXPERIENCE CONSTRUCTION JOB LOSSES
3/14/2019 CONGRESS SHOULD QUICKLY PASS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO SET 15-YEAR TIMELINE FOR DEPRECIATING IMPROVEMENTS TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
3/13/2019 PROPOSAL TO CREATE NEW TEMPORARY WORKER VISA SYSTEM FOR CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER INDUSTRIES WILL BOOST ECONOMY, CUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
3/13/2019 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING RISES IN JANUARY AS SURGE IN MULTIFAMILY AND NONRESIDENTIAL PROJECTS OUTWEIGHS WEAKNESS IN HOMEBUILDING
3/11/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 44 STATES FROM JANUARY 2018 TO JANUARY 2019; 33 STATES ADD JOBS IN LATEST MONTH AS ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR INVESTMENT IN TRAINING
3/8/2019 CONSTRUCTION JOBS DECLINE BY 31,000 IN FEBRUARY BUT INDUSTRY MAINTAINS HIGH RATES OF YEAR-OVER-YEAR EMPLOYMENT AND WAGE GROWTH
3/4/2019 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING SLIPS IN DECEMBER BUT YEARLY TOTALS INCREASE MODERATELY IN MOST SEGMENTS; CONTRACTORS REPORT OPTIMISM FOR 2019
2/27/2019 NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION CHARITY DONATES $265,000 TO FUND RENOVATION OF HISTORIC BARN TO SERVE AS NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR VETERANS’ SUPPORT GROUP

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