Construction Employment Added 5,000 Jobs in November

Arlington, VA, December 10, 2018-Construction employment increased by 5,000 jobs in November and by 282,000 jobs over the past year while the industry's average pay continued increases and unemployment decreased to a historic low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. 

Association officials called on public officials to enhance career training and education and employment-based immigration reform to ensure an adequate supply of qualified workers. 

Construction employment totaled 7,312,000 in November, a gain of 4.0% over the past 12 months. Employment in residential construction-comprising residential building and specialty trade contractors-grew by 7,900 jobs for the month and 145,100 jobs over the past 12 months, a 4.7% increase. Employment in nonresidential construction-including building, specialty trades, and heavy and civil engineering construction-inched down by 3,600 jobs in November and grew by 127,900 jobs during the past year, a 3.6% increase. 

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