Construction jobs in U.S. hits highest level since Great Recession

SNOW REMOVAL: A Shawmut Construction worker shovels snow from the work site at 225 Dyer St. in Providence. Construction crews must deal with the winter elements to meet project deadlines. / PBN PHOTO/­
RUPERT WHITELEY
DESPITE OFTEN DIFFICULT winter conditions, construction employment added 36,000 workers in January on a month-to-month basis to reach the highest level since August 2008, just before the nation plunged into the Great Recession. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
PROVIDENCE – The construction industry saw an increase of 36,000 jobs in January, bringing the total number of construction jobs to 7.1 million, according to a press release from the Associated General Contractors of America. This is the highest amount of employment the industry has seen since 2008. Industry employment saw a 3.3 percent overall…
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