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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After the economic recession, careers in construction management have taken a significant hit, as companies have implemented budget cuts that eliminate staff and contract work. Despite the changes in the job market, careers in construction management are growing more and more competitive, but the manager position remains an essential job in the construction field. Those with careers in construction management ...

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Construction employment increased in 170 out of 339 metropolitan areas between April 2012 and April 2013 as demand for construction continues to grow in many parts of the country, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

A majority of metro areas are adding construction jobs as private sector demand accelerates in many parts of the country, the association said ...

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Construction firms added jobs in 36 states between August 2013 and August 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states between July and August.

Florida added the most new construction jobs, 43,500, an 11.8 percent increase between August 2013 and August 2014.

"The number of states with increases in construction employment over the last 12 months moderated in August but ...

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There is a shortage of skilled workers in the construction trades in Alabama and elsewhere, creating opportunities for young people to begin good-paying careers without taking out big student loans, according to the web site for the Go Build Alabama initiative.

Young workers ages 18-30, as well as veterans, the underemployed and others looking for a new career direction, can ...

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We don’t need to remind you that the building industry took quite a hit during the last recession. This year’s forecast for construction employment

, says the Dodge Outlook Report, is also pretty iffy.

  • Single-family and multifamily housing will show about 10% improvement – not great, but at least it’s trending in the right direction.
  • Industrial construction is ...
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Employment increased more than forecast in June, wages picked up and the U.S. jobless rate held close to a four-year low.

"The job market is stronger," said Harm Bandholz, chief U.S. economist at UniCredit Group in New York and the top forecaster of payrolls over the past two years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. "It's a good number, especially ...

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