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Phyllis Harden

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4/6/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 228,000 JOBS OVER THE YEAR DESPITE DIP IN MARCH; INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF 7.4 PERCENT IS LOWEST EVER FOR THE MONTH
4/5/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 257 METRO AREAS BETWEEN FEBRUARY 2017 & 2018 AS CONSTRUCTION FIRMS CONTINUE TO EXPAND AMID STRONG DEMAND
4/2/2018 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING IN FEBRUARY INCHES UP FROM JANUARY, GAINS 3 PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO AS PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION OUTWEIGHS DROP IN PUBLIC PROJECTS
3/27/2018 ROSENDIN ELECTRIC, INC. OF SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA NAMED NATION’S SAFEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN 2017 BY NATIONAL CONTRACTORS GROUP
3/23/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 35 STATES AND D.C. FROM FEBRUARY 2017 TO FEBRUARY 2018; INDUSTRY ADDS JOBS IN 38 STATES SINCE JANUARY
3/16/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 248 METRO AREAS BETWEEN JANUARY 2017 & 2018 AS NEW METALS TARIFFS THREATEN FUTURE SECTOR JOB GAINS
3/12/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 35 STATES AND D.C. FROM JANUARY 2017 TO JANUARY 2018; JOBS INCREASE IN 31 STATES AND D.C. SINCE DECEMBER
3/9/2018 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS ADD 61,000 JOBS IN FEBRUARY AND 254,000 OVER THE YEAR; HOURLY EARNINGS RISE 3.3 PERCENT AS SECTOR STRIVES TO DRAW IN NEW WORKERS
3/8/2018 NEW STEEL & ALUMINUM TARIFFS WILL HURT CONSTRUCTION FIRMS BY RAISING MATERIALS COSTS WHILE POTENTIAL TRADE WAR WILL DAMPEN DEMAND
3/8/2018 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY HAS NATION’S MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT CONSTRUCTION CHAPTER OF 2017, ACCORDING TO NATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION

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