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February Losses in Construction Offset Manufacturing’s Rebound from a Dismal January

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Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging decreased in February by 44,000 jobs, a 0.22 percent decrease from the previous month. The decrease brings the three-month (December to February) average to an increase of 10,330 jobs each month, or a 0.05 percent month-to-month change. The previous three months  (September to November) had an average […]

Losses in January Reverse Trend of Growth in Blue Collar Sectors

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Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging decreased by 13,000 jobs in January, or -0.06 percent over the previous month. This is a departure from the slow recovery over the previous three months.  Construction Construction jobs increased by 1,000 or 0.01 percent over the previous month. The South was the only region to see […]

Blue Collar Jobs Continue Slow Recovery in December

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In a time of uncertainty, blue collar job growth was certainly consistent at the end of 2020. Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 76,000 jobs in December, or 0.38 percent over the previous month. The three-month average from October to December was 83,670 jobs, or a 0.42 percent month-to-month change. Since […]

Growth in Construction and Manufacturing Slows While Mining Jobs Increase

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Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 55,000 jobs in November, or a 0.27 percent increase over the previous month. The three-month average from September to November was 86,330 jobs, or a 0.43 percent month-to-month change. This is down from the previous three months, June to August, which averaged 201,330 jobs or […]