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Construction unemployment returns to 2009 low

As far as nonresidential construction is concerned, employment increased by 3,800 positions in September, according to an analysis by Anirban Basu of the Associated Builders and Contractors, bringing the total of additional nonresidential jobs during the last 12 months to 96,300.

That is in comparison to 156,000 total construction jobs added during the last year. Nonresidential specialty trade positions increased by 3,000, and the heavy and civil engineering subcategory added 2,400 new jobs. The nonresidential building subcategory came out of September with 1,600 jobs, bringing it an 8,400-position loss for the year.

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