Constrction Jobs Rise for Tenth Month in a Row to Three-Year High as Firms Add 18,000 Employees in March and Unemployment Falls to 14.7 Percent
Employment Climbs in Most Categories but Infrastructure Hiring Lags While Energy Segment May Face Worker Shortage Unless Highway, Water Spending Increase and Immigration Reform Includes Construction
AED – 4/7/2013
US economy adds just 88,000 jobs in March
The US economy added just 88,000 jobs in March, the lowest increase for nine months, official data has shown.
BBC News – 4/5/2013
US economy ekes out 0.4% growth in fourth quarter
The US economy grew at a faster than expected 0.4% in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Department of Commerce has said.
BBC News – 3/28/2013
Construction employment increases in 145 out of 339 metro areas January 2012-13
Construction employment increased in 145 out of 339 metropolitan areas between January 2012 and January 2013, declined in 141 and was stagnant in 53, according to a new analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted that after years of declining construction employment, contractors in some metro areas are beginning to worry about the availability of skilled workers now that they have resumed hiring.
Roads & Bridges – 3/22/2013
Measure of US economy's health rises in February
A measure of the U.S. economy's health over the next six months increased in February from January, a sign that growth could be improving.
Yahoo! News – 3/21/2013
Employment Report Shows Job Growth in All Significant Construction Sectors
According to the March 9 employment report by the Department of Labor, the construction industry added 48,000 jobs in February—the largest monthly increase since March 2007.
AED – 3/18/2013
Construction Employment Up in 34 States
Construction Employment increased in 34 states and Washington, D.C. in January, according to analysis of federal data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
Construction Equipment – 3/18/2013
Construction Employment Increases in 139 Out of 337 Metro Areas Between December 2011 & 2012 as Growing Private Sector Demand Boosts Industry
Construction employment increased in 139 out of 337 metropolitan areas between December 2011 and December 2012, declined in 133 and was stagnant in 65, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released last week by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that growing private sector demand for new construction projects boosted employment in a slight plurality of metro areas.
AED – 1/30/2013
Goods Orders Exceed Forecast in Sign of U.S. Factory Rebound
Orders for durable goods climbed more than forecast in December, showing U.S. manufacturing rebounded following a mid-year slump.
Bloomberg – 1/28/2013
Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Increased Last Week
More Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign improvement in the labor market remains uneven.
Bloomberg – 1/10/2013