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Construction employment, pay rise in September; Dodge Momentum Index drops

Nonfarm payroll employment in September declined by 33,000, seasonally adjusted, from August but increased by 1,777,000 (1.2%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported

Construction spending rebounds in August; PPI accelerates; most states, metros add jobs

            Construction spending totaled $1.218 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in August, 0.5% higher than in July, and 2.5% higher year-over-year (y/y) from the August 2016 rate, the Census Bureau

Top Talent Tip: 3 Reliable Ways to Increase Employee Engagement with a Limited Budget

Everyone knows the importance of employee engagement. Engaged employees do better work and are less likely to leave your company than disengaged employees, which means that when you improve engagement, you improve retention!

Companies with small HR departments, sometimes assume that improving employee engagement is expensive and beyond their reach. But, there are many ways to improve engagement without increasing salaries, benefits or expensive perks.

Best Lawyers Recognizes Wayne Meuleman

September 15, 2017

Boise, Idaho - Wayne Meuleman has been once again recognized in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his high caliber of work in the practice areas of Construction Law and Litigation-Construction.  In 2016, Wayne received Lawyer of the Year for Construction Law and in 2012, he was honored with  Lawyer of the Year in Litigation-Construction. Since 2005, Wayne has been recognized every year by his peers for his talent in the legal industry.

THIRTY-FOUR STATES AND D.C. ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN AUGUST 2016 AND AUGUST 2017 WHILE 30 STATES ADD JOBS BETWEEN JULY AND AUGUST

California & Rhode Island Add Most Jobs for the Year; Iowa Has Largest Percent and Total Drop;

Maryland & Rhode Island Top Monthly List; South Carolina & Arkansas Have Biggest Monthly Drops

August employment picks up; July spending slips; too early to discern impact of Harvey

            Nonfarm payroll employment in August rose by 156,000, seasonally adjusted, from July and by 2,089,000 (1.7%) year-over-year (y/y), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Friday.

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