Employment figures show sharp drop in construction job growth

03/22/2007 | Associated Construction Publications

U.S. employment growth of 243,000 jobs through February fell 263,000 jobs short of the increase during the same period last year, with construction seeing the largest decline, according to Labor Department statistics. Construction has seen a decline of 34,000 jobs so far in 2007, compared with an increase of 118,000 jobs in the same period last year.

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