CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES BY 11,000 IN MAY TO EIGHT-YEAR HIGH BUT LABOR SHORTAGES LIKELY LIMITED NUMBER OF NEW JOBS BEING ADDED

Construction employment increased by 11,000 jobs in May to the highest level since October 2008 and average weekly hours set a series high for May as contractors struggled to find enough workers to meet demand for projects, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged…