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Strong Construction Jobs Gain in February, With 24,000 Added

March 13, 2023

Via: ENR

Construction employment continues to record solid gains, with 24,000 new jobs in February and increases in all industry sectors, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. BLS also says in its latest monthly employment report, released March 10, that construction’s jobless rate declined to 6.6% in February, from January’s 6.9% and the year-earlier’s 6.7%.

Residential specialty trade contractors posted the best results among construction segments, adding 11,200 positions. Heavy and civil engineering construction gained 7,700.

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