Tag Archive for ‘JOLTS’

Number of Open Construction Jobs Remains High

Government employment data indicate that the count of construction sector job openings for the months of 2013 is the highest since 2008. While the increase in unfilled positions is consistent with the uptick in construction sector activity, particularly for home building, the data reflect only modest increases in total employment thus far. For the construction sector, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data… Read More ›

Open Construction Jobs Rate the Highest Since 2007

Government employment data indicate the rate of construction sector job openings is at its highest level since 2007. While the increase in unfilled positions is consistent with the uptick in construction sector activity, particularly for home building, the data reflect only modest increases in total employment thus far. For the construction sector, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data from the… Read More ›

Number of Open Construction Jobs Remains Elevated

Recent government employment data suggest a pickup in construction sector job openings over the last half-year. While the increase in unfilled positions is consistent with the uptick in construction sector activity, particularly for home building, the data reflect only modest increases in total employment thus far. For the construction sector, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data from the Bureau… Read More ›

Post-Recession Highs for Open Construction Positions

Recent government employment data suggest a pickup in construction sector job openings over the last half-year. While consistent with the uptick in construction sector activity, particularly in home building, the data reflect only modest increases in employment thus far. For the construction sector, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicate that gross hiring… Read More ›

JOLTS: Rising Job Openings in Construction

Recent government employment data suggest a pickup in construction sector job openings over the last half year. While consistent with the uptick in construction sector activity, particularly in home building, the data reflect only modest increases in employment thus far. For the construction sector, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicate that hiring… Read More ›

Open Construction Jobs, But No Hiring Surge Yet

Despite the expansion of home building activity in 2012, construction sector employment growth remains positive if tepid, according to government statistics. For the construction sector, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicate that hiring levels continue to be strong enough to create net jobs (hiring minus separations). However, December hiring was notably weak,with the hiring total for the… Read More ›

JOLTS: Construction Job Openings Up in Recent Months

November data from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) indicate that despite a downward revision for October, the number of open positions in the construction sector remains elevated. With continuing growth in housing starts predicted for 2013, these data suggest increased employment levels for the construction sector in the months ahead. For the economy as a whole, the November JOLTS data indicate… Read More ›

Construction Job Openings Spike in October

October data from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) indicate that the number of open positions in the construction sector increased significantly, reaching levels and rates last seen in 2007.  While one month of preliminary data needs to be taken with caution, increases in housing construction suggest that employment levels should be higher than other data sources suggest. For the economy as… Read More ›

JOLTS Data: Seasonal Turnover Holds Back Construction Labor Market Growth

September data from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) indicate construction hiring picked up in September after a slow August. However, an increase in layoffs held back net hiring for the month. As a result, the pace of hiring for the sector in 2012 remains lackluster, especially given the recent pickup in strength of housing construction activity. For the economy as a whole, the September… Read More ›

JOLTS Data: Construction Hiring Dips in August, but Sector Job Openings Rise

August data from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) indicate construction hiring slowed in August after an elevated July. However, construction sector job openings rose for the month. Nonetheless, the pace of hiring remains lackluster, especially given the strength in housing construction activity for 2012. For the economy as a whole, the August JOLTS data reveal that the hiring rate stood at 3.3%… Read More ›