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Construction Sector Adds 30k Jobs in December

Jan 05, 2018

Specialty Trades Tops with 24k Increase

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 148,000 in December, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Employment gains occurred in health care, construction, and manufacturing. 

Construction added 30,000 jobs in December, with most of the increase among specialty trade contractors (+24,000). In 2017, construction employment increased by 210,000, compared with a gain of 155,000 in 2016.

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