Construction Employment Up In August 2014

Happy Friday! With the weekend just around the corner, we would like to share some positive construction industry news. 20,000 jobs were added to the construction industry in August. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in August the construction industry’s unemployment rate was 7.7% which is higher than July’s rate of 7.5%, but is the lowest August unemployment rate in 7 years. Check you out, August!

“The construction industry has added 232,000 jobs over the last 12 months with 192,000 of those jobs being added in 2014. Construction employment was at 6,068,000 jobs in August and is the highest it’s been since the 6,100,000 jobs reported in May 2009.”

Have a great weekend!

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