CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 3/5 OF NATION’S METRO AREAS BETWEEN AUGUST 2015 & 2016

Construction employment increased in three-fifths of metro areas between August 2015 and August 2016—the smallest share in nearly three and a half years—as contractors in many areas report difficulty in finding qualified workers, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the…