Construction Unemployment Rate Drops

July 6, 2012

The construction industry unemployment rate fell to 12.8 percent in June, down from 14.2 percent in May, and down from 15.6 percent one year ago, according to a report by the U.S. Labor Department.


The number of unemployed construction workers now stands at 1.04 million, down from 1.32 million a year ago, ABC reports, also pointing out that much of the improvement is attributable to a decline in the size of the construction workforce.


Source: ABC