Employment in the national construction industry increased by 20,000 in September and the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.5 percent, its lowest rate in six years, according to a report released this week by the Associated General Contractors of America. ...Read More »
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The Charlotte metropolitan area, including Gastonia and Rock Hill, S.C., was one of only three regions of 12 in the state to gain construction jobs in August 2013 over the same month last year, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America.Read More »
Crisis in craftsmen: Construction activity is up again, but the industry faces another, more troubling dilemma
Construction industry insiders now rushing to determine how best to cope with a labor shortage and its primary cause: Young people largely aren’t interested in joining the trades. Contractors are struggling to find skilled labor, a trend that could hinder future construction work.
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Construction employment in August remained level, as it has for the last several months, but a report by the Associated General Contractors of America shows that the construction unemployment rate also fell last month.Read More »
Construction employment rose in only 19 states and the District of Columbia in November, a weaker showing than in recent months, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data.Read More »
Construction employment in North Carolina fell 2.8 percent in October from the same month a year ago, the Associated General Contractors of America said this week. The state lost 4,900 construction jobs during the period, bringing total construction employment to ...
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A new tax law that would require 3 percent withholding from all checks paid to contractors for construction projects from the federal government has been repealed. The statute, set to start in January, was voted down 95-0 in the U.S. ...Read More »
As the construction industry’s unemployment rate hit 13.7 percent, the sector lost 20,000 jobs from September to October, the Associated General Contractors of America said late last week. The losses stemmed from continued declines in the public sector, the Arlington, ...Read More »