At its nadir during the recession, construction employment fell below 5.5 million nationwide. No industry felt the squeeze of that period in the late 2000s-early 2010s quite like construction, and the climb back has been slow.

However, with total construction employment in Summer 2016 sitting a bit below 6.7 million -- still 1 million below its peak in 2007 -- ...

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Construction workers seeking gainful employment may be best served pursuing specialty trade opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its August job report on Friday, which stated there was “little change” in construction employment.

However, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) reports there were 8,200 new hires in specialty trade fields, offering some relief to those still ...

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U.S. employers in June advertised the most jobs in five years. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose 29,000 in June from May to 3.94 million. That's the most since May 2008.

Openings for construction jobs up and the industry's unemployment is at its lowest since summer 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

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The fastest growing markets for construction jobs in the United States and construction companies say they are struggling with a shortage of qualified workers as the industry rebounds from the Great Recession.

Consider Western Michigan. Ottawa County is the nation’s 19th fastest growing labor market for construction jobs with a 13 percent growth rate in the past 12 months, according ...

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The remarkable employment improvements seen in the construction industry during 2015 weren't limited to just a few pockets of the United States, per the Associated General Contractors of America.

The organization issued its findings for 2015, reporting growth in construction hiring in 44 states, as well as Washington, D.C. An even distribution of new jobs suggests

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Construction workers seeking job opportunities have the best odds in the residential sector. Though still lagging behind national unemployment averages, construction employment outlook is creeping upward due to home sales.

Housing numbers improved markedly in September, with new home sales improving 5.7%. The 27% increase during the past year brings the United States to a high not seen since the ...

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U.S. developers broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in July. The Commerce Department suggests that home building is maintaining its recovery but might be starting to feel the effects of higher mortgage rates.

Builders began work on houses and apartments at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000 in July 2013. Construction began on 26 percent more ...

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