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  • A new home under construction

    A new home under construction

    Employment in New York City’s construction sector last year topped 120,000 for the first time since 2009, and wages rose as well, according to a report from the New York Building Congress.

    Construction employment averaged 120,900 in 2013, up 4.2 percent from 116,000 in 2012. The momentum held nearly steady into the first quarter of 2014, a time when employment is typically at its slowest, with the number of jobs falling slightly to 116,200 year-over-year from 116,500. [more]

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  • New York City added 119,800 construction jobs in November, ranking in the middle of the pack — 155th to be precise — for jobs added in metropolitan areas, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s monthly employment report. [more]

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  • Queens is king of construction sector

    December 26, 2013 12:05PM
    Richard Anderson

    Richard Anderson

    The vast majority of New Yorkers employed by the construction industry – about 70 percent – hail from Queens and Brooklyn, according to a new analysis by the New York Building Congress.

    In 2012, the city’s construction industry employed 185,233 New York City residents, the analysis shows. Queens was home to 70,809, or about 38.2 percent of these workers, while Brooklyn residents made up 31.9 percent, or 59,027 individuals. [more]

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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with a new report today showing how employment will change in different industries. more

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  • Construction employment and spending, 1960-present

    Construction employment and spending, 1960-present

    Construction payrolls climbed for the sixth-straight month in November, reaching a preliminary estimate of 5,851,000. That’s a 17,000-job gain from October’s 5,834,000 print, and the highest level since August 2009. [more]

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  • Construction crew at work

    Construction crew at work

    The number of new construction jobs hit a 50-month high in October, marking the fifth consecutive month of gains in the sector, according to a government data analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. [more]

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  • NYC adds 124K construction jobs in August

    September 26, 2013 04:08PM

    New York City added 123,800 construction jobs in August, ranking in the middle of the pack among jobs added in metropolitan areas, at No. 121 in the Associated General Contractors of America’s monthly employment report. [more]

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  • Construction employment was flat in August, while the unemployment rate fell and many companies reported difficulty finding workers, according to a government data analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. [more]

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  • Jobs in New York City’s construction industry rose 6 percent year-over-year in June, according to a report today from the Associated General Contractors of America. [more]

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  • Guy Geier

    Guy Geier

    The largest construction and architecture firms are seeing healthy growth in their employment figures, suggesting a rebound in building activity, Crain’s reported.

    Full-time employment at the top construction companies was up 1.6 percent in 2012, while the number of architects at the largest firms was up 8 percent from a year earlier. Though the job gains at many architecture firms were less than those seen in the first years of the millennium, there are those who insist that ultimately, that is a good thing. [more]

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  • Construction workers

    Construction workers

    New York State posted a slight annual gain in construction employment in June, but the number of jobs slipped from last month, according to the Associated General Contractors of America trade organization. The state added 6,000 more jobs last month than during the same period in 2012, which amounts to a 1.9 percent increase.

    The number of construction jobs in the state declined from the previous month however, slipping from 318,700 in May to 317,900 in June – a drop of 0.3 percent. [more]

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  • construction-jobs-smNew York City posted a slight annual gain in construction employment in May, according to the Associated General Contractors of America trade organization. The city added 2,000 more jobs last month than during the same period in 2012, which amounts to a 2 percent increase.

    However, New York City’s gain pales in comparison to that of Pascagoula, Miss., which added the highest percentage in jobs year-over-year in May: 47 percent. [more]

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  • constructionNew York State lost 1,800 construction jobs between April and May, marking a barely perceptible 0.6 percent decline in employment in the sector, according to the Associated General Contractors of America, an industry trade group.

    Year-over-year, however, the state added 6,400 jobs, representing a 2 percent increase. [more]

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  • constructionConstruction employment increased by 7,000 jobs month-over-month in May, which helped push construction unemployment down to 10.8 percent — its lowest May level in five years, according to a release from the Associated General Contractors of America, a trade organization. A total of 189,000 jobs were added year-over-year in May, a 3.4 percent gain.

    Total construction employment in May was just over 5.8 million. [more]

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  • Construction employment rose a slight 2 percent in New York City in March, compared to the same period a year ago, according to a release from the Associated General Contractors of America. The increase translates to a total of 113,700 jobs recorded in the month-long period, versus 111,200 tallied in March 2012.

    Across the U.S., employment in the sector increased year-over-year in 152 of 339 metropolitan areas, the trade group said. [more]

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  • Barbara Byrne Denham

    The real estate industry lost more  jobs in March than any other sector of the workforce except government, shedding 1,200 in just a month, according to new figures released by Eastern Consolidated. Construction, in stark contrast, added 9,000  jobs from February to March, bolstered by the demand for construction post-Sandy, the numbers show.

    The report does not explain the drop in real estate jobs, although Eastern Consolidated’s chief economist Barbara Byrne Denham states that she fully expects the industry to recover the positions. [more]

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  • Rendering of 150 Charles Street

    Rendering of 150 Charles Street

    “Numbers to know” is a weekly Web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. Milestone at 150 Charles, Intergate.Manhattan marks its debut and the subway may determine how much you pay in rent. See this week’s countdown after the jump.[more]

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  • The pace of residential investment-related employment is predicted to pick up this year and in 2014 thanks to the housing recovery, CNBC reported, citing a Goldman Sachs report issued this week. Moreover, the increase in employment could mean the addition of 25,000 to 30,000 jobs monthly — a far cry from the 14,000 average monthly over the past year. These jobs include construction, manufacturing, real estate and wholesale trade, to name some examples. [more]

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  • Rising anxiety over the so-called fiscal cliff caused construction employment in New York to fall 5.2 percent year-over-year, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department shows. The prospect of federal tax increases, combined with spending cuts, has made contractors anxious, and resulted in 16,100 fewer construction jobs in New York, year-over-year — bringing the number of construction jobs statewide down to 292,200. … [more]

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  • Construction employment in October declined in 156 out of 337 American cities, according to a press release issued today by the Associated General Contractors of America. For the remainder of the cities, employment figures increased in 127 cities and remained the same in 54.

    As The Real Deal reported last month, the figures declined in a total of 160 U.S. metro areas in September. AGCA officials attributed the declines to uncertainty about federal tax and investment programs and on declining public sector demand. [more]

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