Nonresidential Construction Adds Jobs Despite Disruptions, ABC Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The national construction industry added 8,000 net new jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in September, according to an analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors of a recent release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The nonresidential sector added 11,700 jobs for the month, which means that residential construction lost several thousand jobs. Nonresidential specialty trade contractors paced the segment, adding 8,500 net new jobs on a monthly basis. The construction industry unemployment rate, which is available only on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, remained unchanged at 4.7 percent. The nationwide unemployment rate fell two tenths of … Read more

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