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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
8/2/2017 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 264 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS BETWEEN JUNE 2016 AND 2017 AS WESTERN METRO AREAS FARE BETTER THAN OTHER LOCALES
8/1/2017 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING DECREASES FROM MAY TO JUNE AS PUBLIC INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE AND EDUCATION TUMBLE; PRIVATE OUTLAY GROWTH SLOWS
7/21/2017 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT CLIMBS IN 41 STATES BETWEEN JUNE 2016 AND JUNE 2017 WHILE 25 STATES ADD JOBS FROM MAY TO JUNE AS FIRMS STRUGGLE TO FIND WORKERS
7/7/2017 CONSTRUCTION SECTOR ADDS 16,000 JOBS IN JUNE FOLLOWING THREE-MONTH LULL AS INDUSTRY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO LOWEST LEVEL IN SERIES HISTORY
7/3/2017 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING HOLDS STEADY FROM APRIL TO MAY AS REPORTED DELAYS CAUSED BY SHORTAGE OF SKILLED WORKERS SPREAD AMID CONTINUING DEMAND
6/27/2017 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 245 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS BETWEEN MAY 2016 AND 2017 EVEN AS MANY FIRMS STRUGGLE TO FIND QUALIFIED WORKERS
6/16/2017 FORTY-TWO STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN MAY 2016 & 2017 BUT 25 STATES AND D.C. LOSE JOBS FROM APRIL TO MAY AS FIRMS STRUGGLE TO FIND WORKERS
6/2/2017 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES BY 11,000 IN MAY TO EIGHT-YEAR HIGH BUT LABOR SHORTAGES LIKELY LIMITED NUMBER OF NEW JOBS BEING ADDED
6/1/2017 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING RETREATS IN APRIL AS PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS CONTINUE TO FALL, UNDERMINING SECTOR’S AND ECONOMY’S GROWTH

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