The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this month that the construction sector added 39,000 jobs in January. Employment increased in both residential and nonresidential building (+13,000 and +7,000, respectively). Employment continued to trend up in specialty trade contractors (+13,000). Over the prior 12 months, construction had added an average of 28,000 jobs per month.
To view the complete employment report, visit: www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf.