According to a May 4 report by the U.S. Department of Labor
(DOL), the U.S.' construction industry unemployment rate fell to
14.5 percent, down from 17.2 percent in March and 17.8 percent in
The nonresidential building construction sector added 6,000
jobs, a 0.9 percent annual increase as April employment stood at
658,400. Nonresidential specialty trade contractors gained 3,900
jobs, a 0.2 percent increase since April 2011. Heavy and civil
engineering construction employment increased by 3,300 jobs and
added 18,400 jobs, a 2.2 percent increase from April 2011. And
during the past year, the U.S. has added 1,816,000 jobs—a 1.4
percent increase—to job totals.
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