The Bureau of Labor released their November Employment Summary which showed that construction employment topped all industries by adding 46,000 net new jobs in November.
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Construction employment increased in 180 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 46, and declined in 132 between October 2014 and October 2015; according to a new analysis of Federal Employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. The report also stated that metro areas would experience increases in construction employment if it were easier for firms to find qualified workers. With construction continuing to grow so does the demand for highly trained workers.