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National construction spending up 4.8 percent in 2013 (access required)

A resurgent single-family housing market and booming apartment market paved the way for a 4.8 percent increase in national construction spending in 2013, according to a report from the Associated General Contractors of America. Spending increased only 0.9 percent in ...

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Charlotte gains construction jobs in 2013, as N.C. drops workers (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Between December 2012 and December 2013, the Charlotte metro area added more than 3,000 construction jobs, while North Carolina as a whole lost 3,700 jobs, according to a new report from the Associated General Contractors of America. In ...

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Construction firms expect stronger 2014, but struggle to find skilled workers (access required)

A poll of construction firms across the state show that companies largely expect more construction work to be available in almost all sectors, according to data provided by the Associated General Contractors of America. But the same firms also reported ...

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N.C. fifth worst in year-over-year construction job growth (access required)

CHARLOTTE – Between November 2012 and last month, North Carolina lost 2,500 construction jobs, placing it at 46th in the country in job growth, according to data provided by the Associated General Contractors of America. Despite losing 1.5 percent of ...

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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 ...

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