CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT JUMPS BY 58,000 IN FEBRUARY TO HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 2008; YEAR-OVER-YEAR GROWTH IS BROAD-BASED AND TOPS PRIVATE-SECTOR RATE

Construction employment increased by 58,000 jobs in February to the highest level since November 2008 with gains in both residential and nonresidential segments, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association urged public officials to strengthen training and education programs to help students and current workers…