CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADD 11,000 EMPLOYEES IN OCTOBER AS SECTOR’S EMPLOYMENT IS AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE DECEMBER 2008 DESPITE DROP IN PUBLIC SPENDING

Construction employers added 11,000 jobs in October as employment in the sector is at the highest level since December 2008 despite declines in public sector investments in construction projects, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that average hourly earnings for construction workers increased by 3.2 percent compared…