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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 43 STATES IN LAST 12 MONTHS; FIVE STATES HIT RECORD HIGHS AS SOLID DEMAND, MILD WINTER BOOST TOTALS
March 28, 2017
Florida and Rhode Island Add Most Jobs for the Year; Mississippi Suffers Largest Decrease Illinois and Alaska Top Monthly List; Mississippi and Virginia Have Biggest Month-to-Month Drops
Forty-three states added construction jobs between February 2016 and February 2017 while 39 states added construction jobs between January and February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials noted that the despite the relatively widespread increase in construction employment, most states are still significantly below peak construction employment levels.
Big Boy demolition and historic rehabs planned near Belle Isle
March 27, 2017
One of Detroit's most active development teams sees the potential in large-scale projects that will have immediate and obvious impact on the central city.
But they also recognize how, in a city the size of Detroit, targeted smaller projects deliver value in a different way: They re-create community.
And for The Platform, that is personal. Founders Dietrich Knoer and Peter Cummings are proud of their restoration of the iconic Fisher Building and projects in Midtown and the New Center.
Construction Employment Increased in 40 States and D.C. from a Year Ago and in 30 States and D.C. from April to May as Sector Slowly Rebuilds
June 20, 2014
Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia over the past 12 months and in 30 states and D.C. between April and May, according to an analysis today by AGC of America of Labor Department data. Association officials said the employment gains help, but that construction employment remains below peak levels in every state and the District of Columbia, except North Dakota.
“With demand for construction growing in most states, many firms are slowly rebuilding their depleted payrolls,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “But if overall economic growth slows, construction employment could backslide in many states.”
Construction Industry Adds 6,000 jobs in May as Sector’s Unemployment Rate Declines to 8.6 Percent, Lowest May Level in Six Years
June 06, 2014
Construction employers added 6,000 workers to payrolls in May as the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.6 percent, its lowest May level in six years, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC. However, association officials cautioned that gains remain spotty and that thousands of highway construction jobs are at risk because of a pending halt in federal transportation funding later this summer.
“Even with five straight months of construction employment gains, the industry remains vulnerable to sudden shifts in demand,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “Unless lawmakers act in the next few weeks to head off an expected disruption in highway funding, the sudden loss of billions of dollars worth of demand would cost many construction workers, as well as workers from other segments of the economy, their jobs.”