Count of Unfilled Construction Jobs Remains Near Cycle High
The count of unfilled jobs in the construction sector was flat in May, remaining near post-Great Recession high levels.
According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs came in at 243,000. The post-recession high count of open, unfilled construction jobs was 255,000 in July of last year. The number of open construction sector jobs was higher than May of last year, when the count totaled 183,000.
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