Tag: Construction

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 […]

Housing Starts Push Construction Growth in South and West

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Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 107,000 in October, or 0.53 percent, according to the latest state jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Construction Construction jobs increased by 72,000 in October, or 0.99 percent over the previous month. This is the largest increase in jobs since June, when 159,000 […]

Construction and Manufacturing Jobs Slowly Climb, While Mining and Logging Slump Continues

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Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 93,000 jobs in September, or 0.47 percent over the last month, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The three-month average, from July to September, was 68,000 jobs, or a 0.34 percent change month-over-month. Construction Construction jobs increased by 26,000 in […]

States Controlling Coronavirus Spread See Uptick in Construction and Manufacturing Job Growth

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Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 39,000 jobs in July, or 0.2 percent over the previous month, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fun fact, employment in these sectors is at the same level as when Trump took office in 2017. However, employment has decreased by […]

No Good News in April Blue Collar Jobs Report Even for States Resisting Business Closures

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Employment in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging decreased by 2,373,000 jobs in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This was, of course, largely attributed to the closure of nonessential businesses and decrease in work during the coronavirus pandemic. But looking at the data, state-by-state, certain regions suffered more than others. The construction […]

Revised July Numbers and Weak August Job Growth Raise Questions About Slump Again

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Jobs in the blue collar sectors of construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 12,000 in August. The big news is not, however, the August numbers, but the revised numbers from July. Last month’s report was fairly positive about the state of manufacturing as it appeared to be finally climbing out of a slump. […]

Manufacturing Gains in July, But a Weak Month for Construction and Mining

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Jobs in the blue collar sectors of construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased by 15,000 in July, but in a surprise twist, that growth was mostly in manufacturing, not construction. Job growth was primarily in the South and West, with the addition of 12,400 and 8,300 blue collar jobs, respectively. The Northeast only added […]

Americans Deserve Safer Jobs

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Filiberto Morales was 36 years old when he reported to work at a construction site on the grounds of Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville, Texas. It was June 26, 2018. According to an investigative report from the state fire marshal’s office, as Morales was working in the site’s mechanical room, natural gas was leaking into […]