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12/2/2016 CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADD 19,000 JOBS IN NOVEMBER AS SECTOR HITS EIGHT-YEAR HIGH IN EMPLOYMENT, BUT DROP IN INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING SLOWS GROWTH
12/1/2016 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES IN OCTOBER AS RESIDENTIAL AND PUBLIC GAINS OFFSET DROP IN PRIVATE NONRESIDENTIAL PROJECTS IN REVERSAL OF PATTERN FOR FIRST 10 MONTHS
11/29/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT FALLS OR STAGNATES IN ONE-THIRD OF NATION’S METRO AREAS BETWEEN OCTOBER 2015 & 2016 AS PUBLIC INVESTMENTS DECLINE
11/18/2016 ONLY 23 STATES & D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER AS DEMAND FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, OTHER PUBLIC PROJECTS FALLS
11/4/2016 CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADD 11,000 EMPLOYEES IN OCTOBER AS SECTOR’S EMPLOYMENT IS AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE DECEMBER 2008 DESPITE DROP IN PUBLIC SPENDING
11/2/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS VARY WIDELY BY METRO BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2015 & 2016 AS WORKER SCARCITY, WEAK PUBLIC BUDGETS TRIM HIRING
11/1/2016 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING EDGES DOWN IN SEPTEMBER AND IS UP MODESTLY FOR THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF THE YEAR AMID PRIVATE-SECTOR GROWTH & PUBLIC-SECTOR DECLINES
10/21/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 35 STATES FROM SEPTEMBER 2015 TO 2016; ONLY 21 STATES AND D.C. ADD JOBS LAST MONTH AMID WORKER SHORTAGES
10/7/2016 CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADD 23,000 EMPLOYEES IN SEPTEMBER AS SECTOR’S EMPLOYMENT HITS HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE THE END OF 2008 AMID STRONG DEMAND
10/5/2016 BUSINESS, LABOR, TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL GROUPS CALL ON PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO INCLUDE LONG-TERM FUNDING MEASURES IN INFRASTRUCTURE PLANS

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