AGC Calls for Passage of Long-stalled Infrastructure Bills as Construction Loses Another 16,000 Jobs
January 07, 2011

Employment in construction declined by 16,000 during the month of December 2010 as the industry’s unemployment rate hit 20.7 percent, according to analysis of federal employment figures released Friday by AGC.

Even as the industry continues to suffer from weak private sector demand the benefits of the temporary stimulus program appear to be winding down, association officials noted.

Read AGC’s press release here. The news was covered by South Carolina Now News, Minn Post, Orange County Register and ENR, among others.