Industry News - Construction Jobs On The Rise

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July data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated a gain of 20,000 construction industry jobs. The industry employs 5.826 million Americans – a 3-percent gain over September 2012 and the highest number since August 2009, when 5.851 million were employed. Unemployment in construction fell from 9.1 percent in August to 8.5 percent in September – the lowest rate since August 2008, when construction employment was measured at 8.2 percent.