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10/4/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES BY 7,000 IN SEPTEMBER AND 156,000 IN 12 MONTHS; HIRING SLOWDOWN LIKELY REFLECTS TIGHT LABOR MARKET, NOT SLUMP IN DEMAND
10/2/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 252 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS FROM AUGUST 2018 TO AUGUST 2019 AS FIRMS HIRE AMID TIGHT LABOR CONDITIONS
10/1/2019 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCHES HIGHER IN AUGUST BUT DECLINES YEAR-TO-DATE AS INCREASE IN PUBLIC CONSTRUCTION CONTRASTS WITH MIXED PRIVATE RESULTS
9/25/2019 ADMINISTRATION’S EFFORT TO USE HIGHWAY FUNDING AS A ‘CUDGEL’ AGAINST CALIFORNIA WILL UNDERMINE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS
9/24/2019 CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION PRESENTS ITS FIRST-EVER LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD TO SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL
9/20/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 39 STATES AND D.C. FROM AUGUST 2018 TO AUGUST 2019, WHILE 29 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN JULY AND AUGUST
9/6/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES BY 14,000 IN AUGUST AND 177,000 IN 12 MONTHS; LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, ASSOCIATION SURVEY INDICATE WORKER SHORTAGE
9/3/2019 CONSTRUCTION SPENDING EDGES HIGHER IN JULY BUT DECREASES YEAR-TO-DATE AS DECLINE IN SINGLE-FAMILY HOMEBUILDING OFFSETS MULTIFAMILY AND NONRESIDENTIAL INCREASES
8/28/2019 CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 255 OUT OF 358 METRO AREAS IN PAST YEAR AS LABOR SHORTAGES LIKELY HELD BACK MORE HIRING, NEW SURVEY FINDS
8/27/2019 EIGHTY PERCENT OF CONTRACTORS REPORT DIFFICULTY FINDING QUALIFIED CRAFT WORKERS TO HIRE AS FIRMS GIVE LOW MARKS TO QUALITY OF NEW WORKER PIPELINE

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