Monthly Archives: January 2019

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 273 OUT OF 358 METROS IN 2018 AMID STRONG DEMAND, BUT LABOR SHORTAGES LIKELY PREVENTED ADDITIONAL GAINS

January 29, 2019

 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Weirton-Steubenville, W.Va.-Ohio Have Largest Annual Gains; Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, Calif. and Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, Mass.-N.H. Have Biggest Losses

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN DECEMBER 2018 IN 43 STATES AND D.C.; 26 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS FROM NOVEMBER TO DECEMBER

January 18, 2019

Texas and Connecticut Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains as South Carolina Lags;Florida and South Dakota Have Largest One-Month Gains, While Iowa Has Largest Decreases

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT RISES BY 38,000 IN DECEMBER AND 280,000 IN 2018; HOURLY PAY JUMPS 3.9 PERCENT, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO 5.1 PERCENT

January 4, 2019

Industry’s Job and Pay Gains Outpace Overall Economy; Association Survey Finds Contractors Plan To Add Workers, Invest in Training and Technology in 2019 but Expect Difficulty in Filling Positions

SEVENTY-NINE PERCENT OF CONSTRUCTION FIRMS PLAN TO EXPAND HEADCOUNT IN 2019, BUT MOST ARE ALSO WORRIED ABOUT THEIR ABILITY TO FIND QUALIFIED WORKERS

January 2, 2019

Seventy-nine percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2019 but an almost equal percentage are worried about their ability to locate and hire qualified workers, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. The findings are detailed in Contractors Remain Confident About Demand, Worried About Labor Supply: The 2019 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report.

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