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Construction Employment, Duration of Unemployment, Unemployment by Education and Diffusion Indexes

A few more graphs based on the February employment report. The first graph below shows the number of total construction payroll jobs in the U.S. including both residential and non-residential since 1969. Construction employment decreased by 13 thousand jobs in February, but construction employment has increased 98 thousand since bottoming in January 2011. Last year was the first year with an increase in construction employment since 2006, and the first with an increase in residential construction employment since 2005.
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