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8/19/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 39 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OVER LATEST 12 MONTHS; YET ONLY 23 STATES AND D.C. ADD JOBS FROM JUNE TO JULY
8/2/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 228 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS BETWEEN JUNE 2015 AND 2016 AS FIRMS STRUGGLE TO FIND QUALIFIED WORKERS TO HIRE
8/1/2016 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING DECLINES IN JUNE FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH, BUT RESULTS FOR FIRST HALF OF 2016 OUTPACE JANUARY-JUNE 2015 TOTALS
7/22/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 39 STATES BETWEEN JUNE 2015 AND 2016, BUT HALF OF STATES SHED JOBS FROM MAY TO JUNE AS QUALIFIED WORKERS GROW SCARCE
7/8/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT STALLS IN JUNE BUT TOPS OVERALL RATE OF JOB GAINS SINCE JUNE 2015; DATA ON PAY, HOURS, UNEMPLOYMENT POINT TO WORKER SCARCITY
7/1/2016 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING SLIPS IN MAY BUT RISES FOR FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF 2016, WITH ROBUST YEAR-TO-DATE INCREASES IN MOST PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CATEGORIES
6/29/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT DECLINES OR STAGNATES IN OVER ONE-THIRD OF U.S. METRO AREAS BETWEEN MAY 2015 AND 2016 AS INFRASTRUCTURE OUTLAYS SHRIVEL
6/17/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES IN 39 STATES BETWEEN MAY 2015 AND 2016; BUT ONLY 19 STATES ADD JOBS FROM APRIL TO MAY AS FIRMS RUN OUT OF PEOPLE TO HIRE
6/3/2016 CONSTRUCTION HEADCOUNT DIPS IN MAY BUT OUTPACES OVERALL RATE OF JOB GAIN SINCE MAY 2015; RISING PAY, PLUNGING UNEMPLOYMENT SUGGEST WORKER SCARCITY
6/1/2016 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 235 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS BETWEEN APRIL 2015 AND 2016 AS DEMAND REMAINS STRONG FOR MOST PROJECT CATEGORIES

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