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Construction Job Levels Remain Consistent

Created on July 20, 2015

Construction Job Levels Remain Consistent

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Since the 1940s, construction workers have seen few changes in their employment rate. Machines have merely improve the quality of their work.

Source: Heritage Foundation calculations using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "The Employment Situation," table B-1, employees on non-farm payrolls, 1939-2014/ Haver Analytics

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Tags: Technology, Job-Growth, Economics