2/25/2010

Builders have seen no respite yet from the recession, even as the wider job market recovers. The construction industry lost 75,000 jobs in January, bringing sector unemployment to 24.7% -- the highest since 1976. And 50,000 construction workers a month could lose their jobs in the first half of this year, according Ken Simonson, AGC's chief economist.

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