Economist: Construction employment to grow 5% in 2013

02/14/2013 | Washington Post, The

Construction employment is expected to rise by 5% nationally this year, but for the Washington, D.C., area, that number is expected to be "a few percentage points" lower, according to Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America. Employment growth in the D.C. area is likely to come from residential construction, not commercial or federal.

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