Construction Job Openings Highest since 2001

- There were 248,000 job openings in construction, not seasonally adjusted, at the end of March, up from 179,000 in March 2017 and the highest March total since the series began in 2001, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported May 8, in its latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) release. The industry hired 314,000 employees in March, around the average March level for the past eight years. These figures suggest contractors are still eager to hire more workers but are having difficulty finding ones who have construction experience.

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