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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 ›

Job Gains Slowed in August

In August, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 130,000, while the unemployment rate stayed at 3.7%. Residential construction employment increased by 2,300 in August, after an increase of 4,900 jobs in July. The total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) employment totaled about 7.5 million in August. According to the Employment Situation Summary for August, released by the Bureau of… Read More ›

Job Growth Slowed in July

In July, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 164,000, while the unemployment rate held at 3.7%. Residential construction employment increased by 7,400 in July, after an increase of 5,000 jobs in June. The total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) employment was about 7.5 million in July. According to the Employment Situation Summary for July, released by the Bureau of… Read More ›

Existing Home Sales Weaken in June

After gains in May, existing home sales, released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), fell more than expected in June. Total existing home sales, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, dropped 1.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.27 million in June. On a year-over-year basis, sales were 2.2% lower than a year ago, marking the sixteenth straight… Read More ›

Construction Job Openings Fall Back in May

Data from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) indicate that construction job openings declined in May off a cycle high count in April. The estimated number of job openings in the construction sector fell back to 369,000 after reaching a post-Great Recession high of 434,000 in April. The decline occurred with a somewhat elevated level of layoffs in… Read More ›

Job Growth Rebounded Sharply in June

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 224,000 in June, while the unemployment rate edged up to 3.7%. Residential construction employment increased by 6,000 in June, after an increase of 3,800 jobs in May. The total construction industry (both residential and nonresidential) employment reached to 7.5 million, by adding 21,000 jobs in June. According to the Employment Situation Summary for June,… Read More ›