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2011
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Construction Employment Is Up Slightly For The First Time In Five Years



According to Calculated Risk, construction employment numbers are up slightly this year, but still down 2.194 million jobs from April of 2006. This is the first time in five years that residential construction numbers have been on the rise. These numbers, although small, give some hope to a sector which has spent half of a decade in various states of stagnation and/or decline. “Not much,” CR writes, “but after five consecutive years of job losses for residential construction (and four years for total construction), this is a start.”

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One Comment on “Construction Employment Is Up Slightly For The First Time In Five Years”

  1. Unfortunately the benchmark bar is set too low so this result is not something we can rely on. It would be nice to see absolute trend going up. Rate is not important. Just to be above the positive zero

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