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Year-over-Year Decline for Construction Job Openings

Data from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) indicate that construction job openings posted a monthly decline in November and a substantial decrease on a year-over-year basis. The estimated number of job openings declined from the October total (326,000) to 214,000 in November, after reaching a post-Great Recession high of 434,000 in April. The November 2019 count of… Read More ›

145,000 Jobs Added in December

Total payroll employment increased by 145,000 and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5% in December. Residential construction employment increased by 3,200 in December, after a decline of 1,100 jobs in November (revised). Total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) employment totaled about 7.6 million in December. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Employment Situation Summary for December. Total… Read More ›

A Decade of Home Building: The Long Recovery of the 2010s

Home building in the 2010s was a story of the Long Recovery. After the Great Recession, the number of home builders declined significantly, and housing production was unable to meet buyer demand. This deficit of housing in the United States continues to exist because of persistent supply-side headwinds for builders, creating a critical housing affordability challenge for renters and homebuyers…. Read More ›

Year-over-Year Gains for Construction Job Openings

Data from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) indicate that construction job openings posted a monthly decline in October but remain higher on a year-over-year basis. The estimated number of job openings declined from the September total (327,000) to 311,000 in October, after reaching a post-Great Recession high of 434,000 in April. The October 2019 count of unfilled… Read More ›

Strong Job Growth in November

Total payroll employment increased by 266,000 in November, while the unemployment rate declined to 3.5%. Residential construction employment was little changed (-500) in November, after an increase of 5,400 jobs in October (revised). Total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) employment totaled about 7.5 million in November. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Employment Situation Summary for November. Total… Read More ›

Construction Job Openings Continue Year-over-Year Gains

Data from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) indicate that construction job openings increased in September on a year-over-year basis. The estimated number of job openings declined from the August total to 338,000 in September, after reaching a post-Great Recession high of 434,000 in April. The September 2019 count of unfilled jobs represents a year-over-year gain relative to… Read More ›

128,000 Jobs Added in October

The October job gains suggests the job market is still showing solid gains. Total employment increased by 128,000 and the unemployment rate inched up 0.1 percentage points to 3.6%. Residential construction employment increased by 5,100 in October, after an increase of 5,500 jobs in September (revised). Total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) employment totaled about 7.5 million in October…. Read More ›

Construction Job Openings Steady

Data from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) indicate that construction job openings increased in August. The estimated number of job openings in the construction sector increased to 379,000 after reaching a post-Great Recession high of 434,000 in April. The August 2019 count of unfilled jobs represents a year-over-year gain relative to the 315,000 estimated unfilled construction jobs… Read More ›

Unemployment Falls to 3.5% in September

The job market is slowing but still showing solid gains as total employment increased by 136,000 and the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points to 3.5%. Residential construction employment increased by 3,400 in September, after an increase of 100 jobs in August (revised). Total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) employment totaled about 7.5 million in September. The Bureau… Read More ›

Construction Job Openings Up in July

Data from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) indicate that construction job openings increased in July, after a declines off a cycle high count for April. The estimated number of job openings in the construction sector increased to 373,000 in July after reaching a post-Great Recession high of 434,000 in April. The July 2019 count of unfilled jobs… Read More ›