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Is Construction Heading Off the Fiscal Cliff?

December 20, 2012 — CDJ Staff

After a period of growth, the construction industry lost 20,000 jobs in November, based on the federal jobs data. Damon Scott of New Mexico Business Weekly suggests that contractors may have laid off employees in anticipation of the “fiscal cliff.” Ken Simpson, the chief economist of the National Association of Home Builders said in a press release that “it is discouraging that construction employment is still struggling after three years of expansion in the overall economy.”

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Is Construction Heading Off the Fiscal Cliff?