More than half of Wisconsin metropolitan areas saw year-over-year gains in construction jobs in November, a month when barely a third of all U.S. metros recorded increases.Read More »
The U.S. job market showed a surprising burst of strength in October, with employers adding 638,000 jobs and the unemployment rate tumbling to 6.9%. Still, the pace of hiring isn't strong enough to rapidly soak up the millions of Americans who were thrown out of work by the pandemic recession.
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Although a steady backlog of work is expected to keep commercial contractors busy in Milwaukee next year, the city’s tight labor market could continue to drive up costs even as an economic slowdown looms, according to a recent report.Read More »