North Carolina added 1,800 construction jobs in June, representing a 1.1 percent increase from 166,800 jobs in May, according to a recent report from the Associated General Contractors of America. However, the state has lost 2,800 construction jobs since this time last year, the report shows. Total statewide construction employment was 168,600 at the end […]
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As metro Atlanta continues to see new apartment buildings entering the construction pipeline and office space absorption at a five-year high, the forecast for nonresidential construction next year calls for more modest recovery. That’s the prediction that the Associated Builders and Contractors released today. Nonresidential construction spending will expand 5.2 percent next year, Chief Economist […]
North Carolina’s overall jobless rate may be inching downward, but one key industry — construction — is still looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. The state’s construction payroll shed 5,900, or 3.3 percent, of its 171,000 jobs in the industry during the 12 months ending in October, the Triangle Business Journal […]
Construction employment increases in N.C.
By Jeff Harrington, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Tampa Bay’s already depressed construction industry just crumpled to a new low. For the 12-month period ending in January, the bay area lost more construction jobs than any other metro region in the country. That pushed construction employment down to the lowest level since the […]