The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released December’s employment numbers today. Not surprisingly, it reported a decline in construction employment by 16,000 jobs. In November, construction employment rose by 17,000.
Historically, December has always seen low levels of construction employment. In an interview with Forbes, Bankrate.com Washington Bureau Chief Mark Hamrick said that the wave of inclement weather in December likely played a role in the decline. He noted that new [Read more…] about BLS and ADP Release Conflicting Reports for December Construction Employment