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July construction unemployment rates down in every state year over year, says ABC

WASHINGTON – For the second time this year, estimated July construction unemployment rates fell in every state and nationally on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. The July 2018 not seasonally adjusted (NSA) national construction unemployment rate fell 1.5 percent to 3.4 percent from July 2017. At the same time, the construction industry employed 303,000 more workers nationally compared to July 2017, according to BLS statistics.

June construction unemployment rate down from prior year in Wisconsin

Estimated June construction unemployment rates fell in 15 states on a year-over-year basis – including Wisconsin – rose in 33 states and were unchanged in two states (Arizona and New Hampshire), according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released by ABC. The June 2018 not seasonally adjusted (NSA) national construction unemployment rate increased 0.2 percent to 4.7 percent from June 2017. At the same time, the construction industry employed 282,000 more workers nationally than in June 2017.

May construction unemployment rates down year over year in Wisconsin, 44 other states

WASHINGTON – Estimated May construction unemployment rates fell in Wisconsin and 44 other states on a year-over-year basis, rose in four states and were unchanged in one state, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors. The May 2018 not seasonally adjusted (NSA) national construction unemployment rate fell 0.9 percent from May 2017 to 4.4 percent, the lowest May rate on record. At the same time, the construction industry employed 291,000 more workers nationally than in May 2017. 

April construction unemployment rates up slightly year over year in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, the construction unemployment rate for April ticked up slightly to 5.1 percent, a 0.8 percent increase from April 2017. Wisconsin was tied with Georgia for the 14th lowest estimated NSA construction unemployment rate nationwide in April and had the second lowest rate in the East North Central Region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin ...

Wisconsin construction unemployment down 2.6 percent from March 2017

The March 2018 not seasonally adjusted (NSA) national construction unemployment rate was down 1 percent from March 2017, and estimated construction unemployment rates also fell in 37 states – including Wisconsin – on a year-over-year basis, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

Wisconsin 10th in year-over-year construction unemployment for February

The February 2018 not seasonally adjusted (NSA) national construction unemployment rate was 7.8 percent, down 1 percent from February 2017 and the lowest national February rate on record, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) ...

Wisconsin experiencing lowest construction unemployment on record

Wisconsin's not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rate was the lowest on record for the state in November, according to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The Wisconsin rate of 5.7 percent outperformed the previous record of 6.2 percent in November 2000 and was down 1.1 percent from November 2016. 

“Wisconsin experienced impressive improvements in construction industry unemployment in 2017," said John Mielke, president of ABC Wisconsin Chapter.