21,000 More Jobs Lost in Construction

While the economy may be showing signs of awakening from its slumber, no one set the alarm to wake up the construction market. According to the Associated General Contractors (AGC), Washington, D.C., the market lost 21,000 additional jobs in September and almost hit a 14-year low for the month. AGC said construction unemployment tumbled to 17.2 percent and that weak demand for commercial facilities and infrastructure projects is responsible for most of the job losses.

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