Tag Archive for ‘employment’

Open Construction Jobs Decline Off Cycle High

The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector pulled back in September, off a upwardly revised August estimate that marked a post-recession high. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs decreased to 278,000 in September. The August estimate of open construction jobs was revised up… Read More ›

250,000 Jobs Added in October

In the tenth month of 2018, total employment increased by 250,000 and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7%, suggesting a very strong job market. Residential construction employment increased by 16,600 in October and has risen by 143,500 over the last 12 months. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 250,000, following the increase of 118,000 jobs in September, according to… Read More ›

Unfilled Construction Sector Jobs Continue to Rise

The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector increased in August, reaching yet another post-Great Recession high level. The rate of open construction sector jobs also set a cyclical high. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs increased to 298,000 in August. The prior post-recession high… Read More ›

Unemployment Falls to 3.7% in September

The labor market continues to be very strong as total employment increased by 134,000 and the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 3.7% in September. Residential construction employment increased by 4,400 and has risen by 139,600 over the last 12 months. In September, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 134,000, following the increase of 270,000 jobs in August,… Read More ›

Consumer Confidence Reaches 18-Year High

Consumer confidence continued to rise in September, after a big increase in August. Currently, consumers are quite optimistic about both the current situation and the near-term outlook. The Consumer Confidence Index, reported by the Conference Board, increased to 138.4 in September, from 134.7 in August. It has surpassed the 2007 peak of 111.9 and spiked to the highest level since… Read More ›

Construction Job Openings Rise Again in July

The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector increased in July, reaching yet another post-Great Recession high level. The rate of open construction sector jobs also matched a prior cyclical high. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs increased to 273,000 in July. The prior post-recession high… Read More ›

Stronger Growth for Residential Construction Employment in August

In August, jobs increased by 201,000 and the unemployment rate remained at 3.9%. Employment in residential construction continued to trend up. Over the month of August, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 201,000, after the increase of 147,000 jobs in July, according to the Employment Situation reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The July increase was revised down from… Read More ›

Unfilled Construction Sector Jobs Reach Cycle High

The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector increased in June, reaching a post-Great Recession high level. The rate of open construction sector jobs also matched a prior cyclical high. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs increased to 263,000 in June. The prior post-recession high count… Read More ›

The Unemployment Rate Drops in July

According to the Employment Situation reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in July, jobs increased by 170,000 and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.9%. The labor force participation rate remained unchanged at 62.9%. The release also indicates that the number of construction jobs rose by 19,000 in July, after the 13,000 increase in June. Residential construction employment… Read More ›