Construction Adds 11,000 Jobs in May

The construction industry added 11,000 jobs during May and its unemployment rate improved from April’s level but it was slightly worse than the year-earlier figure, the Labor Dept. has reported. The latest monthly employment report, which the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released on June 2, showed that construction’s jobless rate fell to 5.3% in May, from April’s 6.3%. But the industry’s rate also edged up to 5.3% from the May 2016 level of 5.2%.

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