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Construction Loses 975,000 Jobs in April, Due to COVID-19 Impacts

May 8, 2020

Via: ENR

Construction’s workforce plunged by 975,000 in April—the steepest drop since at least the late 1930s—and the industry’s jobless rate soared to 16.6%, quantifying the first full month’s impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest monthly U.S. employment report, released on May 8, painted a grim picture, showing that construction’s total workforce fell in April by 13% from the March level.

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