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Jobs coming back, but slowly

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) report for July. It shows that the jobs market...

How technical education helps students earn more (and builds trades the country needs)

Job prospects for young men who only have a high school diploma are particularly bleak. They are even worse for those who have less...

BLS reports mixed results for jobs

This week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) report for June. Its data on the parts...

BLS reports solid jobs market data

This week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) report for April. Its data on the parts...
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Jobs markets show strength

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) report for January was recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Its data on the...
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Multifamily jobs markets diverge

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) report for August was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently. Its data on the...
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Report shows slow multifamily job growth

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) report for June was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) this week. Its data on...

Construction job churn continues but so does growth

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) report for April was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this week. Its data on construction...
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Help (still) wanted in construction

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) report for March from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates continued strength in the number of...
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BLS data show churn in construction jobs

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its report on job openings and labor turnover for February. As reported elsewhere, the headline...

A new blueprint for America’s construction trades

It’s been weeks since Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston and Southeast Texas. Damage estimates go up to $190 billion. The cleanup has...

The madness of ignoring what people do

These days, I try to limit my outrage to onerous parking tickets, ($120! For blocking my own driveway?!) and programs I DVR that run...

Rebuilding the labor force for multifamily

Several days earlier, the writer, narrator, producer, actor and former host of the popular television show Dirty Jobs delivered the same message to a...

The incredible disappearing tradesmen

Construction costs rose eight percent from 2011 to 2013, with another four percent boost expected by 2015. While commodity prices have gone up, the...

The incredible shrinking workforce

Now, a big caveat: That big October drop in participation could have been skewed slightly by the government shutdown. The official household survey counted...

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