CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES BY 6,000 IN MARCH TO HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 2008; SMALL JOB GAINS LIKELY REFLECT MILD WEATHER FEBRUARY HIRING SURGE

Construction employment increased by 6,000 jobs in March as a February hiring surge prompted by mild winter weather in much of the country prompted firms to hire fewer people last month, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said declining public-sector investments in construction and…