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 United States economy added a reported 155,000 jobs in December, a number that 30,000 new hires in the construction sector buoyed.

Substantial hiring improvements in construction could partially reflect the rebuilding effort after the fall's devastating Superstorm Sandy.

The 30,000-job gain is the construction industry's most growth in 15 months.

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Construction employment expanded in 194 metropolitan areas, but it declined in 88 others and was stagnant in 57 between August 2012 and August 2013, according to an analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale metro in California added the largest number of construction jobs in the past year -- 8,900 jobs, ...

A survey of contractors in 339 cities showed improved hiring in construction to close 2014. Only 43 cities posted job losses year over year in December.

“The industry should continue to add jobs in 2015 as private and public sector demand continues to grow,” Ken Simonson, AGC’s chief economist, said in a prepared statement.

The association’s recently released construction outlook ...

Construction hiring will be modest with the majority of firms expecting to add 15 or fewer workers during the course of the year, Associated General Contractors CEO Stephen Sandherr said in a conference call with the media.

The ACG published results of a survey on Monday exploring employment outlook for 2013. Among its findings are that 31 percent of contractors ...

The government shutdown slowed employment, but construction weathered the storm—a positive sign for a sector still catching up from losses sustained during the recession.

The September jobs report showed that some higher-paying industries added jobs at a healthy pace. Construction companies, for example, added 20,000.

Josh Feinman, global chief economist at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management says: "The labor market ...

In the past year, construction hiring increased in 61% of US metropolitan statistical areas, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that last month, 12,000 jobs were added in this sector, with employment gains coming mostly from residential specialty trade contractors. ...

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