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Pace of Construction Jobs Rebound Slows Slightly in August

September 4, 2020

Via: ENR

Construction’s employment growth eased modestly in August, adding 16,000 jobs from July’s total but the industry’s workforce still was down by 294,000 from the year-earlier level, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

The BLS report on U.S. employment, released on Sept. 4, also showed that construction’s August unemployment rate reflected a similar picture, improving to 7.6% from July’s 8.9%. But it also was more than double the August 2019 rate of 3.6%.

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