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Monthly Rise in Construction Unemployment Rate, but Year Over Year is Up

November 12th, 2013

By: Vanessa

There was an increase in construction worker unemployment rates within the last month:  September showed 8.5% which went up to 9% in October.

Although an increase, even if slight, is not favorable in any industry, when looking at year over year numbers, the construction industry is looking up:  October 2012 unemployment rate was 11.4%, quite a bit higher than this year.

The Industry is Looking Up

Although unemployment rate had a slight increase, there was a healthy increase in jobs created (11,000 in October).

In fact, the industry’s employment is at 5.8 million workers, the highest it’s been since August 2009. The sector that is seeing the most growth is in the residential building jobs.

Increase in Home Projects

Residential buildings are popping up everywhere and old buildings are being renovated.  Are you seeing an increase in residential jobs?  Working on bids for home additions or apartment renovations?  Building condos in a big metro area?

Residential projects will always be going on – whether its in a big city like Chicago, San Francisco or New York  or smaller towns like St. Augustine, FL, Baraboo, WI, or Astoria, OR.  BigRentz has the equipment you need to get your next residential project done right.

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