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Construction jobs continue to decline

U.S. construction employment fell by 22,000 in June to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.6 million, the lowest level since August 1996, according to Random Lengths newsletter.

Citing the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the newsletter said that the unemployment rate in construction was 20.1 percent in June, the highest for any industry and the highest June rate since 1976.


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