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Construction employment up, but worries remain for industry (access required)

The construction industry's unemployment rate in October dropped to nine percent and the industry added 11,000 jobs, hitting a 50-month high, according to a news release from the Associated General Contractors of America. The industry last month wasn't too adversely affected by the 16-day government shutdown, said AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson, and continued its five ...

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