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April Construction Employment Rebounds from March Decline

May 07, 2018

3.9% Unemployment Emphasizes Need for Quality Apprenticeship Programs

CEA_x250The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the country’s April employment report on May 4, revealing unemployment at 3.9%, the lowest level since 2000. In the construction industry, modest increases were seen in both the nonresidential and residential specialty construction sectors.

“March’s job losses in the construction industry were very concerning,” said Jack Jacobson, spokesperson for the Construction Employers of America. “We’re pleased to see growth in construction employment in April. This is the height of the construction season in many parts of the country, and we would anticipate continued strength in the construction industry throughout the summer months.” Read more...