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Construction industry adds 33,000 jobs in February

Post Time:Mar 07,2011Classify:Industry NewsView:121

The construction industry added 33,000 jobs in February even as the industry’s unemployment rate was 21.8 percent, more than twice the national average, according to an analysis of new federal employment data released March 4 by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. The largest gains came from the nonresidential specialty trade sector, which added 16,700 jobs during the month. Residential specialty trade contractors added another 11,000 jobs in February. The only segment of the construction industry to shed jobs in February was nonresidential building, which lost 2,000 jobs, according to a March 4 AGC of America release.

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