Elevated Count of Unfilled Construction Jobs in January

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The count of unfilled jobs in the overall construction sector reached a post-Great Recession high in January of 2016. According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs (on a seasonally adjusted basis) increased to 185,000 in January from 124,000 in December. The January estimate beat the previous cycle high of 177,000 open positions set last May and represents… Read More ›

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