Construction employment, not seasonally adjusted, increased from February 2015 to February 2016 in 234 (65%) of the 358 metro areas (including divisions of larger metros) for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides construction employment data, decreased in 72 (20%) and was stagnant in 52, according to an AGC
On April 4, AGC of America joined four of its Illinois chapters (the Fox Valley Associated General Contractors, the Southern Illinois Builders Association, the Central Illinois Builders Association and Chicago’s Builders Association) in filing a brief amicus curiae the Appellate Court of Illinois (Second Judicial District) in AUI Construction Group v. Vaessen, where a property owner and a developer maintain that their 50-year easement agreement trumps Illinois’ mechanics lien law.
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CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADD 37,000 JOBS IN MARCH AND OVER 300,000 FOR THE PAST YEAR AS SPENDING INCEASES IN FEBRUARY FROM A YEAR AGO IN ALL MAJOR CATEGORIES
Construction Jobs Growing at Twice the Rate of Total Nonfarm Jobs as Sector’s Unemployment Rate Hits 10-Year March Low; Several Spending Segments Jump 20 Percent for the Year Despite Dip in Monthly Total