Housing rebound in U.S. boosts Feb. labor numbers

Construction hiring surged in February by the most in almost six years, highlighting the benefits to the U.S. economy from a revitalized housing market. Builder payrolls surged by 48,000 workers, the most since March 2007 and the ninth straight increase, Labor Department data this month showed. The gain accounted for 20 percent of the 236,000…
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