Construction Employment Up
March 6, 2015
Construction firms added 29,000 jobs in February, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
“Despite challenging weather conditions in much of the country, both the number of workers and their average weekly hours rose last month to the highest levels since the recession,” said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. “There are lots of good-paying, full-time jobs available in construction, with more work on the way.”
Weekly hours for construction workers averaged 39.6 hours; weekly wages averaged $1066.
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