According to industry insiders the construction employment payroll increased by 2 percent in 2011.The manufacturing industry shed 5,800,000 jobs between 1999 and 2009,recently that trend is starting to reverse itself.January 2012 saw an increase in manufacturing jobs by 50,000.After hiring only 237,000 in all of 2011 ,50,000 in one month is a big upswing. The… Read more »
Washington D.C. Good news,good news,bad news, good news,two steps forward one step backwards.Their are signs that the economy is improving,and their are signs that we are still stuck in neutral.January 2012 unemployment figures went down for the third straight month.8.8 percent down to 8.5 percent even though that doesn,t seem like a lot each tenth… Read more »
Economic Activity Advances in Thirty States in September 11/18/11 – The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia regional economic activity indexes advanced in 30 states in September from August. On a three-month moving average basis, 33 states showed improvement. Thirteen states declined in September, with the only notable concentration being in the South Atlantic division where… Read more »
British Army engineers give Afghan soldiers heavy equipment training.
Bury, Great Britain: A crane operator was killed today after his eight axle mobile crane ran away on a steep incline at the Scout Moor wind farm.
CNN Money ran an article on the jobs in Texas, here are some exceprts: Texas has created a lot of jobs over the 10 years that Rick Perry’s been governor — there’s no doubt about it. Perry, who is formally launching his presidential candidacy on Saturday, is making his state’s economic prowess a centerpiece of… Read more »
1.5 years after a crane destroyed their house while trying to remove a tree, the family settled with the tree company. Read more at http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110524/ARTICLES/110529755?tc=ix&tc=ar
An economist for AGC states that 23 states added jobs during the month. Association personnel cautioned that construction job opportunites likely to remain spotty as long as broader economic growth remains relatively modest. They noted that increased regulations, stalled infrastructure investment programs and out of control entitlements were hurting growth. They encouraged the feds to… Read more »
A man died after he lost control of a crane he was driving,as it rolled down a hillside and flipped over. It took over six hours to right the crane and access the body. Officials say the accident is being investigated by jointly by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Occupational Safety and Health Organization… Read more »
Reed Const Data says, "Housing market activity should be seen as flat for about two years — still waiting to break out of the bottom of the housing recession," "That is expected to happen this spring." The key driver is employment gains which have began to boost apartment permits. Home builders have cut back so… Read more »