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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The economic downturn in construction has been fueled largely by over-building of larger scale homes. If you've worked in this industry for years, you know that construction of new homes virtually stopped for a while, forcing many in the industry to work fewer hours for less pay - or not at all. Fortunately, signs of revival in the real estate ...

Americans' confidence in the economy fell only slightly in July but stayed close to a 5 1/2-year high, a sign that consumers should continue to help drive growth in the coming months.

A recovery in housing is boosting confidence, and a separate report Tuesday offered more encouraging news on that front.

The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index jumped ...

Construction hiring slowed to a crawl during the recession. Now, an improving economy has sparked more construction activity, but employers are having difficulty finding qualified workers, according to a new report by a national contractors' organization.

Nationally, 83 percent of construction firms reported varying degrees of difficulty in filling key professional and craft worker positions, according to the report released ...

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a final 2015 figure of 6,538,000 employed in the construction industry, the sector's highest employment rate since Jan. 2009.

Construction's long, gradual ascent back to a pre-recession workforce has hinged on the overall improvement of the American economy, and continuously robust economic indicators suggest 2016 should be another positive year for the construction ...

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 ...

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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