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 jobs and building-trade careers are growing more and more difficult to find. With the housing market flat and new construction projects at a standstill, contractors and the general laborers they employ are feeling the pressure. Remaining optimistic is tough when there aren't any construction jobs available. Yet, for every opportunity, there are hundreds of people who need and want the chance to bid ...

Construction spending in the U.S. rose in February, paced by the highest level of home building in more than four years.

Outlays climbed 1.2 percent to an $885.1 billion annual rate, following a 2.1 percent decrease in January, the Commerce Department reported today in Washington. The median forecast of 41 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 1 percent rise. ...

New home sales data from the Census Bureau showed a drop of 8.1 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis. The decline since the beginning of the year comes to 11 percent.

The northeastern U.S. markets slowed sharply.

In June, and so far in July, we are back to a situation where home shoppers are shopping but a relatively small proportion of ...

Construction hiring in California has grown exponentially in the last half-year, and the way in which new jobs have been filled points to a strategy of long-term sustainability for the industry.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports as of May 2015, there are nearly 720,000 construction workers employed in the state. That's the most robust employment for the industry ...

Construction careers have been hit hard by this recession, which makes applying for a new job - or applying for a better job - that much more daunting.  For those seeking construction employment, there has never been a better time to get creative, think outside the box, and invent a way to stand out.  Sometimes off-the-wall strategies are the best ...

Confidence among U.S. homebuilders improved in May for the first time in five months as buyers rush to take advantage of near record-low mortgage rates.

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo index of builder confidence rose to 44 from a revised 41 in April, the Washington-based group reported today. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey called for an ...

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