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Where's our workforce? Here's the top (and bottom) states for construction unemployment

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© 2017 Jones Lang LaSalle IP, Inc. All rights reserved. Snapshots Where's our workforce? Here's the top (and bottom) states for construction unemployment. Source: JLL Research, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ABC • Construction unemployment continues it's Spring decline as projects are underway and the industry begins to heat up as the building season approaches. • Nationally, construction unemployment dropped to 6.3% in April 2017, down 2.1% from March 2017, a rise of 0.3% from April of last year – yet 160,000 construction jobs have been added in the same time frame. • All but 2 states (Georgia and Kansas) saw construction unemployment decline over the month of March 2017 May 29, 2017 U.S. Construction 1.3% 1.6% 1.9% 2.6% 2.6% 8.5% 8.7% 8.8% 11.6% 16.8% N. Dakota Nebraska S. Dakota Idaho Indiana Penn. Louisiana Illinois New Mexico Alaska Unemployment Rate in the Construction Industry – April 2017 Highest Lowest

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